Ed Sheeran Defends Pal Sam Smith Over 'Hate Tweets'
It was Ed to the rescue after the Stay With Me singer took to Twitter to reveal he'd been targeted by trolls...
Following his performance of Stay With Me on the X Factor finale last night (December 14), Smith tweeted: "Starting to get hate tweets. I knew this would come. I'm too sensitive for this s**t haha."
Starting to get hate tweets. I knew this would come. I'm too sensitive for this shit haha
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) December 15, 2014
He later added: "Goodnight all. I love you."
After seeing his friend's post, Sheeran took to Twitter to hit back at Sam's critics, posting a snap of a computer nerd along with the caption: "@samsmithworld I'm willing to bet that they are under 12, live in the middle of nowhere, and look like this."
Ed then followed his message of support with another humorous comeback, this time posting a pic of a overweight, naked man.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) December 15, 2014
He wrote next to the image: "Or this."
Smith recently revealed that he would count Sheeran "as a friend" in the music industry, adding to The Sun: "Ed’s an amazing man. He helps me and gives me advice.
"I would love to work with him. Me and him just want to chill out together. I’m going to go to his house and drink and talk about life."
He went on to tease: "And if we want to write a song then we want to write a song. It would be absolutely amazing but it’s all about the song.”
Sam also hit the headlines today (December 15) after he revealed he's dating someone called Jonathan, who he met on the set of new video, Like I Can.