Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Ed Sheeran: Faggoty Man

A video clip of Ed Sheeran using homophobic language was pulled from the internet today.

The five-minute film featured the singer in a “freestyle battle” trading insults in off-the-cuff rap verses with fellow artist Devlin.

Sheeran, who has millions of young fans worldwide, uses the word “gay” in seemingly ­negative terms and labels him a “faggoty man”.

A faggot is a derogatory term for a homosexual man.

Tonight the video was taken offline after the Mirror contacted the artist’s record label.

A notice on YouTube, where the clip was posted, said it was “no longer available due to a copyright claim by WMG”.

WMG is his label Warner Music Group.

Ed's spokesman said: “Ed was sending up rappers who make homophobic remarks. He is clearly not ­homophobic.”  ...

The star, whose album X sold more than a million copies last year, raps: “Yo, I freestyle to the faggoty man.”

He continues: “I go on the bus and I sleep for a day, then I come back and they’re like, Ed, you look like this gay.”

He adds: “These guys are safe they’re not gay mans.” ...

Gay rights charity ­Stonewall was ­unimpressed by the language.

A spokesperson said: ­“Homophobic language is a real issue in Britain, and is endemic in our schools.

“It’s important to think about the words you choose to use, as what some people see as ‘banter’ can have a ­negative and lasting effect.”

Daily Mirror.

Sometimes people are being ironic - get over it!


  1. I can't stand that straight faggot tho

    1. One's faith in humanity is restored knowing someone that fugly can be a pop superstar!

  2. rap = C(rap). These days it seems very unwise to be ironic without making it clear what you are doing. I'm not convinced for one..