The price of fame often means that some of our favourite celebrities face less than pleasant attention from many anonymous sources online.
Grammy winner Sam Smith however, is not letting his bullies get away with their taunts.
The critically acclaimed singer has discussed openly his failed relationships and his struggles with his sexuality. Earlier today he took a screen shot of an anti-Sam Smith Instagram account and shared it with his followers.
The idea being to draw attention to how prevalent homophobia is and how he has learned to not let it bother him.
He tweeted a link to the account, which had the username Gay Sam Smith. The account had posted countless gay slurs and one very offensive poem.
The 23-year old explained:
"This genuinely doesn't offend me, coz I'm way too thick skinned when it comes to this kind of sh**. BUT I just wanted to share this with everyone, so you can see how homophobia is still SO PRESENT in our society!!"
Previously Sam has said he finds it easier to deal with anti-gay slurs than he did with comments on his weight in the past.
He told Australia’s 60 Minutes: “"I think just because I've accepted that, if someone calls me a f—-t, it's like, I am gay and I'm proud to be gay so there's no issues there. If something calls you fat, that's something I want to change."
@samsmithworld absolutely disgusting, so many ignorant people. Your strength will help so many that are affected by this. I love you. xxxx
— C.K.McKay (@ckjacob) August 12, 2015
Many of his fans took to social media to praise him for how he handled the online abuse and casting light on the homophobia many still deal with on a daily basis.
@samsmithworld Thank goodness. You are an inspiration to so many of us. Don't let trolls put you down. You're an incredible man xx
— Drag Me Down (@ItsInTheirEyes) August 11, 2015