Lady Gaga Defends Ed Sheeran From Internet Trolls: "Work Harder To Be Kinder"
If there's one person we can count on to do the right thing, it's Mother Monster.
Lady Gaga is coming to Ed Sheeran's defense after her fans trolled him off Twitter. In a big misunderstanding, Little Monsters thought the "Shape Of You" singer was bashing Gaga in an interview he did with Beats Radio 1, causing him to step away from the popular social media platform.
While his account is still active, fans assume it is being run by a PR team and not Sheeran himself.
In the interview in question, Sheeran made the following statement:
I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible. I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years. You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, 'I know everything!' And just after, they are no longer at the top. The smartest thing to do is listen to people who know I do not want to do the Super Bowl years later, after my biggest success, just to prove I'm still relevant.
If you guys recall, Lady Gaga performed at this past year's Super Bowl. Of course, her fans jumped to conclusions.
In a more recent interview with The Sun, Sheeran explained what happened in the aftermath.
Lady Gaga's fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f*cking hate. And it wasn't anything to do with that at all. So, I think Twitter gets on a massive steam roll of assuming things and then you get in the sh*t.
Additionally, he told The Sun he was off Twitter for good.
I've actually come off Twitter completely. I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day. The headf*ck for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.
It was strange that Lady Gaga, who is a loud advocate for those who are bullied, was quiet on her end. Now, she is here to defend Sheeran's honor.
In an Instagram post she shared on Tuesday, Gaga wrote,
What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @teddysphotos deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.
Ahhh. That's the Gaga we know and love.
Here's hoping Ed feels safe to join us back in Twitterland soon.