The ‘Photograph’ Singer Facing Internet Backlash After His Statement

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,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do we think Instincters, is Ed Sheeran falsely equating femininity with queerness? Or is the Twitterverse overreacting? Sound off in the comments below. 


Sources: Independent.Co.Uk

4 thoughts on “The ‘Photograph’ Singer Facing Internet Backlash After His Statement”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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