August 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Sam Smith slammed for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson
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Sam Smith is facing criticism for saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.

The 26-year-old crooner was filmed saying the statement in a video posted by Adam Lambert on Instagram. Smith and Lambert are seen on a yacht while Jackson’s song “Human Nature” is heard playing. Smith says  “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”

The video has since been removed from Lambert’s account.

Smith’s comment offended some people including singer and Broadway star Stephanie Mills who briefly dated Jackson.

“Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was. I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our artist and claiming that you don’t like our music. Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER ass down and learn how to finish a tour. When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to,” Mills wrote.

Other people seemed to agree with Mills’ opinion.

While others voiced that there’s nothing wrong with not liking a particular artist’s music.

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