Tennis star Nick Kyrgios roasts Sam Smith over 'fisherthem' comment
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Nick Kyrgios has had a dig at pop artist Sam Smith over his recent 'fisherthem' comments.
Smith, who identifies as non-binary and goes by they/them pronouns, made headlines last month when they corrected BBC co-host Alex Jones for calling them a 'fisherman'
Instead, Smith requested to be called a 'fisher-them'.
Sam Smith needs to shut up. pic.twitter.com/jdM4NfljEy— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 15, 2023
During their appearance on The One Show, the Grammy winner was seemingly misgendered when asked about their secret love for fishing.
Co-host Ronan Keating asked Smith: "You're a big fan of fishing?"
To which they replied: "I do love fishing, yes! Yeah, I'd love to be a fisher-them."
Jones then asked: "What, like a fly fisherman?"
Smith then corrected her, saying: "I'd be any type of fisher-them.
"I think I would like to, one day, I'd just like to end my days fishing.
"Like sitting on a bank."
They added: "I do it on the sea and I do it on lakes. I've never done it alone, someone's almost taught me."
When footage of the exchange made its way onto social media, it instantly went viral.
Outspoken television personality Piers Morgan initially lead the chorus of people calling out the singer, tweeting: "Sam Smith needs to shut up."
And now Kyrgios has joined in, sharing a clip from the popular account @thatguysjokes on his own Instagram.
The caption on the original video read: "I think fisherthem might be the worst thing I've ever heard."
While Kyrgios wrote: "This is so cringe bro I can’t".
His comment also included a crying-with-laughter emoji.
After missing the Australian Open through injury, Kyrgios hopes to return to his best and finally win a Grand Slam that has eluded him for so long.
"I think I can win the Grand Slam. I was two sets away, but it's weird, it's not for me. It's for everyone else. I could finally just rest," he said on Logan Paul's Impaulsive podcast.
"That [2022 Wimbledon final] was my chance. If I won, I would have retired, at least for a year or two. It's more of a hobby for me. I would chill at home, I love gaming. I'm pretty impulsive on the court, I have a lot of ups and downs. It's almost impossible.
"Everything is done solo. It's boxing without contact. For me, you lose every week in tennis, so it's hard. There is only one winner every week, it's brutal."
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