Sam Smith responds to Howard Stern's 'ugly, fat & effeminate' rant?

Sam Smith has seemingly responded to a vile on-air rant from US DJ Howard Stern, in which he labelled the six-time Grammy nominee "ugly", "fat" and "effeminate". Speaking on his radio show last week (January 23), the US 'shock jock' and America's Got Talent judge verbally attacked the 22-year-old, saying: "Do you know what I love about that guy? He’s an ugly motherf***er. "He’s fat. And I love it. You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay but he does seem effeminate," he added. "I feel like that [Stay With Me] will be his only hit song. I'd like to get him in here and congratulate him on beating the odds." Smith - who was the only artist to sell over a million records in both the UK & US last year - seemingly responded to the controversy over the weekend (January 25) in a series of tweets: The singer also retweeted a message from actress and comedienne Bonnie Hunt, who told the singer not to "let negative remarks go to your heart". Meanwhile, the Like I Can singer recently hinted that his relationship with Jonathan Ziezel had come to an end - click here to find out more. More stories: First picture of Franco, Quinto & Carver’s threesome scene in ‘Michael’ revealed Stephen Fry launches campaign to overturn historic gay sex convictions