When there's no good Kanye West tweets to make fun of, Sam Smith has acted as a comfortable target to fill the ridicule void. That's why it's so disturbing to hear he's hitting the "log out" button for good. Or at least for now.
But before saying goodbye to the rewriter of Tom Petty's 1989 song, "I Won't Back Down," it's important you understand the beautiful moments that culminated in his sign-off.
Here's to the time he told Twitter about discovering racism, and Twitter destroyed him.
Here's to the time he claimed to be the first openly gay winner in his Oscars speech, and Twitter destroyed him.
And here's to the time he responded to a prominent hater about the above incident and about supposedly "texting" that man's fiancée. Twitter...well, Twitter didn't really care that time.
Good bye Sam Smith, it's been delightful to mock you these past few weeks.