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Sam Smith takes Twitter break

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Sam Smith takes Twitter break

Sam Smith has quit Twitter.

The 23-year-old singer - who won an Oscar on Sunday (28.02.16) for his Bond theme 'Stay With Me' - has announced that he is taking a break from social media following an eventful few days.

Sam was blasted for his wrongful claim that he was the first openly gay Oscar winner and after a backlash he has revealed that he is "logging off" for now.

He wrote: "I'm logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order."

Previously Sam had apologised for his mix-up, saying: "My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who i love so dearly."

He was also called out by screenwriter and director Duncan Lance Black, who previously won an Oscar for 'Milk' and is engaged to Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Dustin wrote: "Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. (sic)"

The director also sent him a link to a video showing him accepting his prize for the movie 'Milk'. Alongside the clip, he wrote: "Here's a start."

After Dustin called him out on his error on Twitter, Sam tweeted: "Second openly gay man to win an oscar or third or fourth or 100th, It wasn't my point. Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I'll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x (sic)."

And Dustin tried to play down his earlier tweet, writing: "Well this has proven to be a lively day on Twitter. From humor to anger. The former my intent... in defense of history. Much love to all. Dear Internet: @TomDaley1994 and @samsmithworld are pals. They text. Thus my surprise Sam took me for a closet case! Feel free to laugh (sic)."