International singer Sam Smith has branded Valentine’s Day as ‘sad’ and ‘offensive.’
The 27-year-old Grammy winner appeared on Capital Breakfast and Heart Breakfast radio shows on Friday, where he revealed his thoughts on the annual holiday – admitting that he thinks it should be destroyed.
Smith was questioned by presenter Roman Kemp on what he would be doing to celebrate the day. Smith said: “It’s my twenty seventh year of being single on Valentine’s Day. I’m over it.”
“It’s offensive. Yeah I’m sad today. Today’s a sad day. It’s more like a funeral.”
Smith was also asked similar questions regarding Valentine’s Day when appearing on Heart Breakfast. He presented a similar tone, saying: “Look I don’t want to be a Debbie downer but this isn’t my favourite day. I’m quite anti Valentine’s Day.”
Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden speculated the origin of Valentine’s Day, suggesting that it was created by the card industry.
Smith agreed, adding: “Exactly. I used to work in Clinton cards, that’s probably why I hate Valentine’s Day.”