UPDATE: As if Black's tweet was not already incredibly petty and defensive, he has taken the battle to TMZ. Classy. He's hiding behind moral outrage over Smith not knowing his LGBT history, but the tweet's tone and the inclusion of Tom Daley speaks volumes.
Sam Smith stepped in it when he timidly said he thought he may be the first openly gay man to win an Oscar (he was mistaken—many have won Oscars, none have won acting Oscars), but the backlash he's received is ridiculous.
Correct the young man, don't burn him at the stake. The content of his speech was about inclusion and about being out.
I'm particular disappointed in Dustin Lance Black's bitchy tweet. Apparently miffed to have been overlooked by Smith, he got personal, suggesting that Smith has been inappropriately texting Black's fiancé, Tom Daley.
Really beneath him.
SECOND UPDATE: Now Dustin Lance Black wants to be sure you view him as a brave gay man who paved the way for us:
THE POINT: knowing our LGBTQ history is important. We stand on the shoulders of countless brave men and women who paved the way for us.— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) February 29, 2016