Sam Smith has been open about the fact that he's a gay man for as long as he's been in the public eye, so when the singer posted a tweet Wednesday stating otherwise, there was some confusion in the social media-sphere.
"Guys I have some news... I'm straight," tweeted the 22-year-old Grammy winner. Moments later, he followed up with an explanatory tweet, writing simply, "April fools"! Sam included the crying-from-laughing emoji with his latter post, but not everyone was laughing at the gist of his joke.
While some fans were amused (but not surprised) to discover the British singer hadn't actually switched sexual orientations, others were tweeting mad at the star for seemingly trivializing the concept.