Less than one later, he revealed that he was totally joking and adding a crying emoji for good measure.
Guys I have some news... I'm straight- SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) April 1, 2015
Although his prank tweet got favorited by more than 52,000 people, some followers didn't find it amusing and were upset he was joking about his sexuality. "This is the worst april fools joke you could have done," one person Tweeted. "This is why gays don't have rights," another user replied.
April fools 😂- SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) April 1, 2015
Considering Sam has been a long-term advocate for gay rights, we didn't find his joke offensive, but what do you think?