‘What fresh linguistic hell is this?’ Viewers of BBC’s One Show baffled as Sam Smith reveals dream of becoming a ‘fisher-them’ in chat about secret love of fly fishing (before correcting presenter who ‘misgendered’ them as a ‘fisherman’)
- Sam Smith told One Show hosts they would like to be a ‘fisher-them’
- The unusual phrase left many viewers of the BBC chat show baffled
Viewers of the BBC’s The One Show were left baffled after Sam Smith claimed they dreamed of becoming a ‘fisher-them’ on the programme.
The singer was asked about their fishing hobby before correcting a presenter who appeared to ‘misgender’ them by asking whether they would like to be a fly fisherman.
The non-binary pop star, who uses the pronouns they/them was speaking on the show following their high-profile performance at the Brit Awards.
One Show host Ronan Keating asked Sam Smith: ‘You’re a big fan of fishing?’
The Stay With Me singer replied: ‘I do love fishing, yes!
Sam Smith announced on the One Show they would like to become a ‘fisher-them’ one day
The appearance came after the singer performed at the Brit Awards, where they wore a quirky inflatable latex outfit on the red carpet
‘Yeah, I’d love to be a fisher-them.’
A host asked them: ‘What, like a fly fisherman?’
Sam Smith corrected: ‘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.’
A Twitter user shared the video, saying: ‘What fresh linguistic hell is this?’
Many others online expressed their bafflement at the previously-unherd of term used by the singer.
Smith recently made headlines for their outlandish Brit awards performance which garnered over 100 Ofcom complaints.
They performed their new hit single Unholy along with Kim Petras at London’s 02 on Saturday.
Viewers of the One Show were left baffled by the comments as Smith described their love of singing
A spokesperson for Ofcom told MailOnline: ‘We received 106 complaints about The Brit Awards on ITV1 on 11 February.
‘The majority of complaints related to Sam Smith’s performance, with the remainder about the use of offensive language and consumption of alcohol.’
It comes just a week after Grammy viewers slammed Smith and Petras over their ‘satanic’ performance of Unholy.
Smith had earlier appeared on the red carpet wearing a quirky balloon-like latex outfit made by fashion designer Harri.