Ed Sheeran reveals that he thought he was gay when he was younger. This revelation came up while he spoke on the Man Man Man Podcast, he revealing just why he almost felt that he would go through life as a gay man.
He quite obviously isn’t a gay man, as we’ll learn from his comments, but he did at one time believe that he was headed in that direction and his reasoning is quite interesting in that regard, he feeling that his inability to associate himself with masculine endeavors led to that belief while he was a youngster.
“I’m not a hugely masculine person. I have a definite feminine side to the point where, when I was a kid, I thought I was gay for a bit.
I love musical theatre, I love pop music, I love Britney Spears,” he said. “My masculine side probably stops at drinking beer and watching football. I watched it and I was like, ‘I don’t know why I watch male football, this (women’s football) is much better,'” he admitted.
He went further to say that he isn’t much into the typical male interests, the comments kind of sexist in reverse somehow, but he rambled on, stating that everything that guys do holds no interest for him.
“(I’m) not a car guy. I like a nice car, but I’m not a car guy. As soon as we started dating, my life kind of shifted to that,” Sheeran said. “She plays in a female hockey team, we hang out with them all the time. It’s very much like women empowerment. Before Lyra was born it was kind of that but now Lyra is born it’s even more that.”
Overall the comments are positive in one way, he stating clearly the importance of thinking about sexual orientation and it having a part in a boy turning into a man, thus taking care to make the right decision in that regard – the thought process involved – but in another sense, it’s a little bit of a sexist message overall, many believe.
In his statements, he lumps men into the same category of the old, ‘let’s drink some beer and watch sports,’ when there are plenty of straight men that love film, literature and fine dining, so he has undoubtedly painted himself into a little bit of a corner here for sure.
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