Sam Smith’s shirtless photo is more than just a shirtless photo.
The “Fire on Fire” singer opened up about his body image insecurities on Instagram.
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“Yesterday I decided to fight the f**k back,” he exclaimed. “Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.”
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Smith, 26, thanked the photographer for empowering him to best his self-image issues. “Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS [Ryan Pfluger]. I have never felt safer than I did with you,” he wrote. “I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right f**king direction.”
“Sam Smith, thank you for trusting me to facilitate photographs that empower your ownership of your body and mind,” Pfluger replied. “I honestly wish everyone relinquished themselves to the experience like you did.”