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UK Woman Alleges Sam Smith Fat-Shamed Her on Instagram

Friday Jun 22, 2018
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A British woman is accusing pop singer Sam Smith of fat-shamming her after he shared a video of her food on his Instagram, The Daily Mail reports.

Lauren Brooks, who lives in London, was recently sitting near Smith at a restaurant in Los Angeles. The "Stay with Me" singer was eating with his boyfriend, "13 Reasons Why" star Brandon Flynn. In the clips posted to his Instagram, Smith recorded a woman who appears to be Brooks eating her French toast breakfast. The camera zooms in on the food and back out and text appears across the video: "Good going."

The second clip shows the woman again, this time with her breakfast nearly gone. Smith captioned the video, "Going gone."

The pop star shared the clips to his 9.6 million Instagram followers but they no longer appear on his feed.

Brooks, who saw the videos Smith posted, spoke about it to The Daily Star.

"It seems as if he is fat-shaming me for having such a big breakfast," she told The Daily Star. "He has 9.5 million followers-and anyone who knew me and followed him would recognize me right away. Imagine if I was a girl who was even slightly insecure about her weight. To have a celeb mock her for eating a meal would be horrendous."

A rep for Smith denied Brooks' claim, telling The Daily Mail the singer is "jealous of the 'fabulous' looking breakfast and meant no offense."

Smith has been open about his struggle with his own body image. Earlier this year, he discussed the issue in an interview with V Magazine. Click here to read that. He's also going on tour and recently talked about his music with The Associated Press.

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