Ricky Gervais Makes Swipe At Sam Smith Over Brits Red Carpet Outfit

Ricky Gervais has taken a swipe at Sam Smith over their Brits red carpet outfit. 
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Ricky Gervais has taken a swipe at Sam Smith over their Brits red carpet outfit. 

Smith, 30, shot to stardom over a decade ago after collaborating with Disclosure on the track ‘Latch’.

They’ve since become one of the UK’s biggest pop stars and most recently, they dropped the hit ‘Unholy’ with Kim Petras.

The pair performed the track at the Grammys and were slammed for putting on a ‘satanic’ performance.

But Smith is continuing to make headlines after appearing at the Brits in a bold red carpet look.

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The ‘Stay With Me’ singer wore a custom-made latex suit with puffed-up shoulders and legs.

The outfit has since gone viral on social media and has caused quite a stir.

Shortly after their appearance at the music event, ex-Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 57, took to Twitter and trolled Smith.

The journalist reposted a photo of the star at the Brits and wrote: “Methinks ‘they’ is getting a teeny weeny bit over-thirsty for attention. #BRITs.”

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However, Gervais, 61, has gone one step further in roasting the ‘I’m Not The Only One’ artist.

The After Life star has taken to Twitter and reposted the image of Smith’s outfit – except with Gervais’ head photoshopped above the star’s head.

“The worst thing about being famous is the lack of privacy. I can’t even walk down the street without people looking and pointing,” the post is captioned.

Gervais’ post has accumulated almost 10,000 retweets and more than 197,000 likes.

However, many of Smith’s fans have taken to the comments and said the criticism of the pop star is too harsh.

One person writes: “I must say, much as they aren’t my cup of tea, it doesn’t bother me what they are up to.

“In fact, I only see things about them from older men who seem increasingly upset about what younger generations are doing. This stuff happened in your generation too.

“You do know that, grandpa?”

Sam Smith at the 2023 Brit Awards.
Ricky Gervais has taken a swipe at Sam Smith over their Brits red carpet outfit. Credit: Alamy

While another adds: “Yeah, but they’re not wearing that walking down the street on a normal day.

“They are at an event where everyone dresses up. Not too many people wear tuxedos or evening gowns going to the shops either.”

Others are taking to the comments and pointing out that music legend David Bowie wore something very similar.

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“David Bowie rocked this way back when and no matter what he wore, I still love him. He was the best there is!” one person comments.

In agreement, another writes: “He’s like Bowie 2.0.”

However, others are slamming the comparison, with one Twitter user commenting: “Bowie dressed for his talent and creativity he was a master, Sam Smith is just doing it for shock value at this point and it’s embarrassing.”

“Bowie was such a cool creature. I miss him so much. No one can be that good. I hate the comparisons,” somebody else says.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.