Ed Sheeran enjoys a comfortable lifestyle, but he has said that South Park has made it difficult for him in the recent past.
The artist told Slam Radio (via The Independent) that the 2005 ‘Ginger Kids’ episode of the animated comedy popularized it in the United States for persons with red hair to be ridiculed. He’d had problems with it in the United Kingdom, and he hadn’t had to deal with it much until this piece of content was published. It ultimately became something that people complimented him on, but which now follows him around the world as a criticism.
“That episode of South Park fu*-ing ruined my life,” he reportedly said. “Everyone was like, ‘I love your hair dude.’ I was like ‘oh my god, people like my hair?’ Then I remember the episode and that was it for the rest of my life.”
For those who aren’t familiar, the episode in question has Eric Cartman railing against redheads with pale skin and freckles while saying that they don’t have souls. While Cartman is unconscious, the other boys transform him into one, and from there, things go horribly wrong. Cartman then encourages those who appear to be his new form to participate in kidnapping and preparing to murder others.
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About Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a singer-songwriter from Suffolk, England. His first album +x+ was released in 2011 and has since sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s had more number one singles than any artist ever, including Taylor Swift and Elvis Presley, who are the only other artists to have three consecutive albums sell over 1 million copies each in both the US and UK. The album received critical acclaim around the world, topping many critics’ lists for best album of 2011. In 2012 he won two Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
He recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on her new single “End Game” which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart making him her highest charting guest artist ever.
He also released his third album ÷ which was the fourth best selling album of 2017, selling 3.1 million copies worldwide. He has been nominated for 15 Grammys winning 2 with 7 nominations at the upcoming 2018 Grammys.
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