Sam Smith Just Tweeted About the Moment He Learned That Racism Still Exists

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Sam Smith's romantic heartbreak has made him a very rich man and a very accomplished singer. But it's an entirely different type of heartbreak that he shared with fans on Twitter on Wednesday morning, after witnessing a friend withstand a verbal assault.

Smith said he went public about the attack because he was disappointed in the police's response:

Details of the attack haven't yet been made public, but hate crimes in London have tripled since last year's terrorist attacks in Paris. 

Sam Smith posted this on Instagram hours after sending his initial tweets:


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Jan. 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m.: This story has been updated.



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Jamilah King is a senior staff writer at Mic. She was previously an editor at Colorlines.

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