Sam Smith is a singer. A pretty successful one, actually. And it’s hard to argue with success. But you know what is up for debate? His manhood. No, really:

Oh you do, do you? How do you figure?

“I love a heel. I’ve got loads of heels at home,” he said. “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn [Monroe], and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2.5 years.”

Smith also pointed to the Venus symbol tattoos on his fingers, and said he doesn’t feel like “cisgender” is the correct label for him. “No. I mean, I’ve got these tattoos on my fingers,” he said when asked if he identifies as cis. “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man.”

Hee! Good question!

But seriously, Sam. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. Like, any of it.

It’s simple: High heels.

Geez Louise.

Snort.

Sure sounds like it, doesn’t it?

Admitting to being half a man is pretty emasculating, yeah.

Ouch.