Singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran spoke about his youth to the Dutch podcast Man, Man, Man. The Perfect singer opened up speaking about some maybe confusing feelings he had about his sexuality saying,
“I have a definite feminine side, to the point that, when I was a kid, I thought I was gay for a bit.”
The Bad Habits singer continued, mentioning,
“I definitely have a big feminine side – I love musical theatre, I love pop music, I love Britney Spears.”
Sheeran also spoke about his masculine side,
“My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football. I am not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy.”
The internet has not been that kind to the Shape of You singer after he made these statements,
can’t stop thinking about the fact that ed sheeran thought he might be gay because he liked pop music pic.twitter.com/mpr1fWhK6W
— will (@willjhrt) November 1, 2021
Love musical theatre…✅
Love pop music…✅
Not a “car guy”…✅
Have I ever thought I was gay for a bit because of those? ❎
Doing so much for ridiculous stereotypes.
Sexuality is not related to genres of music, cars, clothing etc.
— Matt Wyatt (@hipswellmatt) November 2, 2021
Everyone is rightly boggling at Ed Sheeran equating femininity and not being a “car guy” with being gay but immediately after that bit he also says:
“My wife is super pro… women… femininity.”
Is he from the 1950s?
— Tim Chipping CSE (@timchipping) November 2, 2021
People dissing Ed Sheeran for sharing an anecdote about how he once thought he was gay for not following certain gender norms is so stupid. Yes he’s wrong but society sucks and most of us didn’t grow up in woke households either
— 10:42 hours (@fragnipanicked) November 2, 2021
I love musical theater, pop music, Britney Spears and #EdSheeran‘s latest “Bad Habits.” I’m also a gay man with zero feminine side. Stop believing myths. Some of the butchest men are gay while some of the most feminine are straight (I know this because they fool me so often.) pic.twitter.com/5G9iGNR3hR
— Scott Smith🌈 (@scottinclearh2o) November 2, 2021
The most ignorant thing I’ve heard from a high profile celeb recently! https://t.co/UIWRbWu02I https://t.co/UIWRbWu02I
— Laskov, Ivan (@ivanlaskov) November 1, 2021
What do we think Instincters, is Ed Sheeran falsely equating femininity with queerness? Or is the Twitterverse overreacting? Sound off in the comments below.
4 thoughts on “The ‘Photograph’ Singer Facing Internet Backlash After His Statement”
People need to stop overreacting over memories/experiences grown ass people had as kids. Bullies pick up on those who don’t fit into their standards as normal/what makes one masculine. Ed could have been bullied and made to feel like there was something wrong with him because he did not exude masculinity to their standards. Ed shared something that he struggled with as a kid as we all do when questioning if we fit into these labels society has made for us and if we don’t fit we’re considered freaks.
Dude, he’s speaking about what he felt as a kid. We don’t know if the way he was or the things he was into as a kid caused him to be constantly picked on/made him a target and could have made him feel like he was gay. I remember growing up a lot of bullies would mess with boys at my school who were not up to their standards of being manly. Cut Ed some slack and stop overreacting over every story about adults memories growing up that made to feel they weren’t normal/didn’t fit into society’s standards as what constitutes as normal.
People left off “when I was a kid” part. A shit ton of thoughts and misconceptions run through kids’ brains. I’m sure when we were kids we had some of the same ideas. Gah I hate social media!