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By Lisa Respers France
CNN

Celebs seem to forever be “quitting” Twitter, only to return again.

Sam Smith is the latest, tweeting Tuesday, “I’m logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order.”

The singer has taken some heat lately because of his Oscars acceptance speech.

When he and Jimmy Napes won best original song Sunday night for “Writing’s on the Wall” from the James Bond movie “Spectre,” Smith said, “I read an article a few months ago by Ian McKellen, and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar. And if this is the case, even if it isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world.”

It’s not so, as openly gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black won best original screenplay in 2009 for the movie “Milk.”

Black tweeted, “Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiance,” referring to British diver Tom Daley. The tweet also included video of Black accepting his Oscar.

Smith tweeted an apology.

“Second openly gay man to win an oscar or third or fourth or 100th, it wasn’t my point,” Smith tweeted. “My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who I love so dearly. Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I’ll be sure to check out your films now. Belated Congrats on the Oscar x.”

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