Fans of Ed Sheeran aren’t exactly too thrilled with just how open and honest the singer was during a recent interview with British GQ, and they’re letting him know just how they feel all over social media.
In the feature, the “Photograph,” singer discussed a variety of topics that ranged from how he believes his career is similar to Taylor Swift’s, to how he feels about those other artists who copy his style and sound.
Ed’s exact words were, “there are a lot of singer-songwriters around now. I’m not the first but there are more than before. I’m very happy for everyone to be in the same race as me, even if they copy every single thing I’ve done.”
"In a 100m sprint to get a No1 album I just know I’m going to win. I don’t care who’s doing what. I just know I’m going to win. I’m going to make sure I come first,” he continued to say.
Ed’s words came off a little too strong to a lot of fans, which prompted the hashtag #EdSheeranIsOverParty to start trending on Twitter. Many were quick to call the singer, “arrogant,” and point out how his latest single, “Shape Of You,” bares a resemblance to Sia’s hit-single, “Cheap Thrills.” It isn't the first time he's been accused of copying another artist's work, he's been sued twice over it.
Confidence is amazing, but there is this thin line between being confident and being arrogant, and Ed crossed it. #EdSheeranIsOverParty— Adelesus (@MonsterFandom) January 28, 2017
"They copy everything I do"— #KP4IsComing (@Boy_KatyCatt) January 28, 2017
Then explain why did you copy Cheap Thrills and The Greatest by Sia to create Shape of You #EdSheeranIsOverParty
Though it wasn’t all bad news for Ed either, even with all the negativity, plenty of other fans were quick to jump to the singer’s defense, pointing out that aside from being a good singer, he simply has set for himself he hopes to accomplish.
Just my opinion but Ed could sing the ingredients list on a bag of potato chips & still be better than most artists #EdSheeranIsOverParty— Bri (@RandomFandumbs) January 28, 2017
yall are seriously hating on him for being confident & having goals ? this is so stupid #EdSheeranIsOverParty— 147 (@lwtharoId) January 28, 2017
#EdSheeranIsOverParty ???? he just said he W A N T S to be the biggest male singer in the world, theres nothing wrong with having ambitions— martina (@miragetucker) January 28, 2017
The “Thinking Out Loud,” singer didn’t stay quite for long either. Eventually he issued his own statement on Twitter regarding the interview and the backlash that read, “Some stuff I've said is being taken out of context, you should never hide your goals or ambitions, be proud of what you do.”
Some stuff I've said is being taken out of context, you should never hide your goals or ambitions, be proud of what you do— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 28, 2017
It looks pretty clear to us that Ed is extremely proud of all he’s accomplished and everything else he will surely achieve in the future.
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