Namely, Sam gave what should have been a heartfelt and moving speech as he dedicated his award to the LGBT community, but mistakenly referred to himself as the first openly gay man to win an Oscar.
This slip of the tongue caused quite a stir on social media, especially on Twitter, when hundreds of people attacked him for it.
Among those celebs who tweeted to make sure Sam realizes he made a mistake was Dustin Lance Black, the famous young screenwriter and LGBT rights activist who won the Best Original Screenplay award for Milk in 2009.
Now, the 23-year-old pop star is apparently taking some time off from Twitter after the aforementioned fiasco. “I’m logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order,” Sam recently posted on Twitter.
Sam realized he made a mistake as soon as he woke up on Monday and saw the Twitter storm caused by his speech, so he tried to apologize for his mistakes.
“So hungover. Genuinely feels like a dream,” Sam wrote, and continued: “Second openly gay man to win an Oscar or third or fourth or 100th, it wasn’t my point. My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who I love dearly… Apologies for the mix-up @DLanceBlack I’ll be sure to check out your films now x Belated congrats on the Oscar.”