Dustin Lance Black has taken to Twitter to demand that Oscar winner Sam Smith stop texting his fiancé, Tom Daley.
The demand came after Sam Smith seemingly snubbed Dustin during his Oscar acceptance speech in which he had said that no other openly gay person had won an oscar. A statistic he attributed to Sir Ian McKellen.
However a number of openly gay people have won at the Oscars, and indeed at least four have won in his category including Sir Elton John, Stephen Sondheim and Howard Ashman and Melissa Etheridge won an Oscar for her song, I Need To Wake Up, from An Inconvenient Truth in 2006.
Sir Elton won his Oscar for “The Lion King’s” Can You Feel The Love Tonight in 1994, which he shares with Tim Rice. Stephen Sondheim won an Oscar for his song “Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)” in 1990 from the film “Dick Tracy”.
Dustin Lance Black, who won Best Screen Writer for 2009’s Milk biopic about Harvey Milk took to twitter to suggest that Sam stay away from Tom to whom he is engaged to be married, if he couldn’t remember who he was.
Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. Here's a start: https://t.co/8hGTRtIaMK
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) February 29, 2016
“Time top stop texting my fiancé” were the final words of the tweet, which linked to Dustin’s acceptance speech for Milk.
Sam Smith misquoted Sir Ian McKellen in his acceptance speech, who actually said that no openly gay man has ever won “Best Actor”.