Piers Morgan snaps at Sam Smith over 'quarantine meltdown' pictures

Julia Hunt
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 23: Sam Smith attends the ceremony honoring Sir Lucian Grainge with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Sam Smith attends the ceremony honoring Sir Lucian Grainge with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Piers Morgan has told Sam Smith to “get a grip” after the singer shared pictures documenting their “quarantine meltdown”.

Smith’s snaps, shared on social media, showed them sitting outside a house in pyjamas, looking progressively more upset.

In the first they look grumpy, and by the last image they look as if they are crying.

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“Stages of a quarantine meltdown,” the star captioned the shots.

The NHS has shared advice about taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

“It's important to take care of your mind as well as your body,” the NHS website says. “You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you.”

Advice for taking of yourself includes staying with friends or family, planning practical activities, staying physically healthy, and taking time away from the news cycle.

Smith’s post did not go down well with Good Morning Britain star Morgan, who shared a link on Twitter to a story about the singer’s concerns.

“FFS,” he stormed. “I can’t take any more of this celebrity attention-seeking bulls***.

“Get a grip, the lot of you.

“This is a war, not an Instagram story op.”

Piers Morgan arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Piers Morgan arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Smith came out as non-binary in 2018, writing on Instagram at the time: “Today is a good day so here goes... I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM.

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“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender, I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.

“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it!”

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“I understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please, please try,” they wrote.

“I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”