"I'm so sorry for referring to you as a 'he' for your Jingle Ball introduction," Mendes shared Friday.
On Friday (Dec. 11), pop singer Shawn Mendes took to his Instagram stories to publicly apologize to fellow pop star Sam Smith for using the wrong pronouns when introducing them at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on Thursday night.
"Oh @samsmith," he wrote in a post to his stories. "I'm so sorry for referring to you as a 'he' for your Jingle Ball introduction. It absolutely slipped my mind. Wont [sic] happen again...Sending you so much love! Also you are absolutely one of the funniest people I've ever met!"
Smith took the apology in stride. The "Diamonds" singer posted Mendes' apology on their Instagram story, where they let the "Wonder" singer know that there were no hard feelings. "We're all learning together," they wrote. "Happy holidays, all my love."