Hey. Everybody. Ed Sheeran wants us to start ignoring Justin Bieber so he’ll go away. I know you guys have given me that advice like ten thousand times before, but it sounds way smarter coming out of a celebrity’s mouth for some reason. No offense.
This all came up during an interview with Power 96.1 Morning Show in Atlanta, when Ed was asked about Justin’s past (and present, ahem) troubles:
“I don’t think there is any going back from some stuff now. I think he has stable relationships in his life. I don’t think that’s the problem.”
Let me just say first of all, I love that Ed has no issues saying there is a problem. So many celebrities shy away from that and just say he’s just being a regular teenager.
“I think the problem is people expect too much from him, and people want too much and people are very grabby. People follow him around and he doesn’t really have any privacy and never really has had any privacy.”
OH SO THIS IS MY FAULT??
“I feel like it’s not so much what he needs to do. It’s what we need to do. We need to stop taking such an interest in him, and let him make his music because I genuinely like his music..”
Well yeah, that’s a beautiful idea, but one that I’m not gonna be able to adopt myself, unfortunately, as Justin is quite literally my bread and butter. (Every time I write a story about him, Jenni lets me have one slice of bread with butter on it.)
But as long as were talking about this, have we ever gotten official confirmation on whether Ed Sheeran can do actual magic or not? I can’t remember where we landed on that — whether he was a real live leprechaun or just knew spells that would make Taylor Swift‘s cat vaguely tolerate him.
Either way, now would be a great time to find out. If he has the power to make Justin Bieber disappear simply by averting his eyes away from him, that’s a talent I’ma need to see in action post-haste.