Some are claiming that Sam Smith made a mistake in his Oscar speech on Sunday when he claimed he was the first openly gay person to win an Oscar. However, when he claimed this, he said he had heard it somewhere and made it very clear that he was not sure if it was true, and even if it wasn’t, made it an opportunity to praise the LGBTQ community.
Some people are taking it hard, especially the open-gay people who have previously won Oscars. They are saying he should have fact checked before he would make a statement.
I, however, think it was an honest mistake. Even celebrities are not perfect beings, musicians feel slightly out of place at the Oscars, and not everyone has the time to fact check before their speech, especially if the idea came on the spot. He made it very clear that he was not sure if it was true, and still used it as a platform to motivate and show that anyone in the LGBTQ community can achieve anything. The Oscars give people the chance to use a huge platform to let their voices be heard, and he did this and provided a positive message that was then distributed across many media platforms.