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The Washington State Department of Health says its investigation into the viral spread of Sam Smith meme has found no link to the spread of a sexually transmitted infection.
A spokesperson for the department said in a statement Monday that it was investigating a “distributed denial of service” attack on its website Monday night that was directed at a sexual health clinic in Portland, Ore.
“We are aware of reports of a sexual harassment incident on the WSDOH website.
We are investigating this incident and will provide additional information when available,” the spokesperson said.
“This was not the intended message of this attack.”
Sam Smith was one of the internet’s most beloved celebrities in the 1990s, and in 2016 he and his wife, Miley Cyrus, made the “I Feel Like a Woman” video.
They also have a popular YouTube channel, “SamSmithSongs.”
The viral meme has also spread to Twitter and Facebook.
In January, Smith and his family released a song called “Songs from the Heart” with a video in which they sing about their own struggles with sexual assault.
The song includes a verse that reads, “I don’t care what you say, I don’t have to know.
I don ‘t need no stinking man.
I’m just a Sam Smith.
I just want to say hello to you.”
Smith, who has a children’s book out called “Miley Cyrus: How We Built Our Family,” has not commented on the meme, but Cyrus has since said in an Instagram post that she was “shocked and appalled” to see her husband’s image in the meme.
“I’m shocked and appalled that the image of my husband in this meme is still circulating,” she said.