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Noel Gallagher insults and misgenders Sam Smith in rant against pop music

The Oasis rocker blamed the non-binary singer for making pop music "uncool".

Noel Gallagher misgendered and insulted Sam Smith. (Getty Images)
Noel Gallagher misgendered and insulted Sam Smith. (Getty Images)

Noel Gallagher has misgendered Sam Smith in a foul-mouthed rant against the non-binary singer's music.

The former Oasis star called the I'm Not Here To Make Friends singer a "f***ing idiot" as well as using the pronoun "him" as he discussed the state of pop music on Dutch radio station Kink.

Gallagher, 55, said: "Music has become quite fractured and chart music is dominated by pop. Pop is alright, if the pop stars are cool, sadly the pop stars of today are f***ing idiots."

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Asked who he meant he replied: "Sam Smith, just look at him!"

Sam Smith poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards 2023 in London, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Sam Smith was the target of Noel Gallagher's insults and was misgendered. (AP)

Smith has spoken openly about their fluid gender identity for many years before announcing coming out as non-binary in 2019 and changing their gender pronouns.

They said back in 2017: "I feel just as much woman as I am man."

“I got teased for it. But there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in my school.”

The Unholy singer recently revealed they had been spat at in the street since coming out as non-binary.

Noel Gallagher performs on the Pyramid Stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. The 50th anniversary of Glastonbury’s inaugural event in 1970 was postponed twice after two cancelled events, in 2020 and 2021, due to the Covid pandemic. The festival, founded by farmer Michael Eavis, is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Noel Gallagher blamed Sam Smith for making pop music uncool. (Getty Images)

They said: “I’m being abused in the street, verbally, more than I ever have. So that was the hardest part, was being at home in the UK and having people shout at me in the street.

“Someone spat at me in the street. It’s crazy.”

The Stay With Me singer said that speaking out about their pronouns had not caused “one negative” in their personal life.

Sam Smith arrives at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sam Smith came out as non-binary since 2019. (AP)

“My family can communicate with me, they always did, but they communicate with me now in an even better way,” they said.

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The star went on: “My love life has become better from it, I feel lovable, I feel comfortable in my skin.”