While Beyonce wore an elaborate ruffled, pink nightgown, Sheeran sported his usual jeans, sneakers and layered T-shirts. Beyonce and Ed Sheeran wore notably different outfits while performing together at the Global Citizen Festival : Mandela 100 on Dec. 2 in Johannesburg. Getty Images Before long, a boisterous Twitter war was raging over whether Sheeran should have tried hard with his spirit. Some people thought their wildly different outfits were the embodiment of a gender double standard that requires women to make more of an attempt with their appearance in holy order to be taken seriously .
This photograph is five five five vanadium spokesperson of what we expect from men and women at the circus tent of their plot, is n’t it ? hypertext transfer protocol : //t.co/cfeLw8n1aI— Daniel (@sillyolddaniel) December 4, 2018
I have ALWAYS felt Ed Sheeran to be over-rated ( top male artist Billboard 2018 ? I think not ), he has worn a suit in the past, but for Nelson Mandela ‘s hundredth b’day celebration with Queen Bey he looks like a SLOB ? Clean it up, Ed, take a shower and shave, particularly for Beyonce .— K Lindsay Naccarato (@kLindsayLindsey) December 5, 2018
@ edsheeran is a slob he should fix himself up a moment when appearing on stage ! !— Into the deep (@ZKSnarks) December 4, 2018
interim, others argued that the singers were fair dressing in production line with their personal brands.
Beyonce constantly goes all out with her looks. Getty Images Beyonce is known for her flamboyant, dramatic dash, while Sheeran is celebrated for his low-key hoodies and tees .
the outfit differences between Beyonce and Ed Sheeran is n’t sex standards. they both have extremely different stage presences and that ‘s what you ‘re seeing. there are men who overs and there are women who underdress. stop trying to make everything a fight pic.twitter.com/fJnlwh2vM6— Lily (@lilyliveredrat) December 5, 2018
this has nothing to do with ‘ gender standards ’ Ed Sheeran has largely always dressed down no count the occasion and Beyoncé normally wears more high manner clothing, it ’ s a character of their brand. Y ’ all want to STOP making issues out of nothing and leave them be, they sounded big pic.twitter.com/Nc51Se2iXj— millie (@otrspaceirwin) December 4, 2018
Others pointed out that artists, male or female, should be allowed to dress however they want .
BEYONCÉ CAN DRESS HOWEVER SHE WANTS. SHE HAS THE POWER OF CHOICE AND SHE EXERCISES IT.
ED SHEERAN CAN DRESS HOWEVER HE WANTS. HE HAS THE POWER OF CHOICE AND HE EXERCISES IT.
ARTISTS HAVE AGENCY, AND WILL PRESENT THEMSELVES HOW THEY WISH .— Infinthony FanTHANOS (@theneedledrop) December 4, 2018
Things were getting heated on Twitter, but Sheeran himself defused the tension with a serial of banteringly photos in his Instagram stories. He posted a photograph of the T-shirt he wore at the concert and jokingly invite fans to “ swipe up to ‘ get the look, ” using a line favored by Instagram influencers .
exclaim out to Ed Sheeran for handling this like a party boss ? pic.twitter.com/FzXX3cNbC2— Ru (@klaustaphobic) December 6, 2018
The singer besides poked fun at himself with the hashtag # dresstoimpress and asked his fans to follow the architect of his T-shirt, Hoax 1994, “ for more of my perplex fashion choices. ” Sheeran and Beyonce have dressed very unlike in past performances, excessively.
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Getty Images Sheeran does n’t seem to mind the criticisms of his fooling appearance and he can distinctly laugh about it himself. He joked about his love of hoodies in a recent atavist photograph on Instagram. Whatever people of think of his fashion choices, it ‘s big that Sheeran has a sense of humor about his laid-back manner !