Dustin Lance Black says Sam Smith tweet about Oscar win was attempt at humor

Tue. March 1, 2016 10:26 AM by OnTopMag.com

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black said Monday that a tweet to Sam Smith about his 2009 Oscar win was an attempt at humor.

In accepting his Oscar for Best Original Song on Sunday, Smith quoted out actor Sir Ian McKellen as saying that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar. McKellen, however, was only talking about actors.

(Related: Sam Smith accepts Oscar as "proud gay man.")

Black, who in 2009 won for Best Original Screenplay for Milk and is engaged to Olympic diver Tom Daley, tweeted in response: "Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiance."

"Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack," Smith replied. "I'll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x."

Black later messaged, "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," then added separately: "Dear Internet: @TomDaley1994 and @samsmithworld are pals. They text. Thus my surprise Sam took me for a closet case! Feel free to laugh."

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