Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran performed together at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa over the weekend.
Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran singing Perfect Duet is probably my favorite thing right now pic.twitter.com/iciPlrR1CY
— brendon skolat (@brendonSkolat) December 2, 2018
For some reason completely beyond me, some people are upset over the contrast of their attire.
You see, Bey dressed up with an attention-grabbing outfit, and Ed kept it casual, wearing jeans and a plain ol’ shirt.
Ed Sheeran is a 27 year old man the fact we’ve enabled him to feel it’s ok to dress like this at all, let alone next to Beyoncé really boils my piss pic.twitter.com/Q6XqgTFuvQ
— shon faye. (@shonfaye) December 4, 2018
Wait– HUH? She’s mad because we’ve “enabled” men to wear whatever the heck they want, no matter their status? NEWSFLASH! Women can do the same if they want. Do you seriously think Bey was wearing that outfit because she felt pressured? Please! She’s Beyoncé! What woman doesn’t love the opportunity to wear an incredible outfit? Generally speaking, men don’t like fashion as much as women do.
That aside, are we really going to ignore that fact that women compete with other women? Come on.
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) December 5, 2018
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 5, 2018
Its nice that Ed Sheeran still dresses like a busker even if he's on stage with Beyoncé possibly the most glamorous woman on the planet. pic.twitter.com/wjzHzMW52m
— Becky (@GRravski) December 4, 2018
I get that this is his vibe? And he was performing his own set previously? But also maybe they should put him in prison for this?https://t.co/H7aJlEsIKc
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) December 4, 2018
On the debate on Beyoncé's and Ed Sheeran's outfits at the Global Citizen Festival:
Interesting how the discussion mentions gender and not race. Make no mistake – the standard is definitely higher for Black women than it is for white women.
And that's my tea for the day 🍵
— Attou (@black_bi_babe) December 4, 2018
As you can see, people are pulling stuff out of the thin air at this point.
I get this.
Even tho I appreciate good musicians in normal clothes the double standard is ridiculous… what is expected of female vs male artists. https://t.co/xLEcNXVuX7
— Fat in Public (@garlicmeg) December 4, 2018
This photo is v v v v representative of what we expect from men and women at the top of their game, isn't it? https://t.co/cfeLw8n1aI
— Daniel (@sillyolddaniel) December 4, 2018
No? It’s representative of the fact that Beyoncé likes to dress up and Ed doesn’t.
What ever happened to these people’s “You do you?” mantra? I hate that phrase, but wasn’t that what they lived by before?
I’m just gonna leave this here:
— Dave Hannan (@DrSausageThumb) December 4, 2018