Friday 20 January 2017

Sam Smith 'speechless and hurt' after friend racially abused in London

Published 20/01/2016 | 15:21

Sam Smith said he felt 'like I have to shine some sort of light on it'
Sam Smith said he felt 'like I have to shine some sort of light on it'

Sam Smith has said he was left "speechless" after a friend was allegedly racially abused.

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The singer, who has been nominated for the best original song Oscar for James Bond theme Writing's On The Wall , said he never thought such a thing would happen in London.

He told his four million Twitter followers that he felt he had to "shine some sort of light on it".

It is unclear what exactly happened and Smith, 23, does not refer to a precise time or location.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: "Just experienced my friend getting verbally abused racially in London. I am absolutely SPEECHLESS.

"I never ever ever ever thought that would happen here. Absolutely speechless and hurt.

"I feel like I have to shine some sort of light on it. The police were so unhelpful in the situation and its deeply shocked me.

"Humans are HUMANS.

"I feel like I have to say something. I'm just so upset. So UPSET."

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said they were "aware" of the tweets, but were unable to comment further.

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