Beyonce And Ed Sheeran’s Contrasting Outfit Choices Are Now Obviously A Huge Meme
A Tale Of Two Outfits.
When two separate but equally huge celebrity artists collab on stage it’s always a huge deal. So when our True Lord and Saviour Beyonce jumped up on stage with the inexplicably popular ginger crooner Ed Sheeran, we knew the internet would lose its god damn mind. But honestly, not like this.
Queen Bey and Sheerio took to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this week to perform their sometimes-duet ‘Perfect’.
Obviously, the song went great and everyone cheered and Nelson Mandela appeared in a giant cloud above the stadium smiling or whatever — but that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here to talk about FASHION honey. Watch the performance if you must below but then let’s get into the real business.
— Warner Music Canada (@WarnerCanada) December 4, 2018
Beyonce, of course, looks utterly incredible in her big floofy pink ensemble. Then again, it is physically impossible for her to look bad, as I assume science has now proven. In this piece, Bey is at once feminine and powerful, sensual and strong and I would pay one million dollars to simply touch its hem.
Your mate Ed though looks like he just woke up on his weed dealer’s couch after a marathon video games and bongs session.
Your boy Ed Sheeran out here looking like a beige 14-year-old going to the mall in 2006.
Ed Sheeran, your fave, straight up looking like a middle-aged church minister trying to dress cool to impress the teens at the Youth Week summit. Ok, I’ll stop, but he looks like trash, people!
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
I’m not alone in my disdain for the stark divide between the sartorial choices of these two superstars with the internet doing what it does best and going FULL MEME on it all.
every heterosexual couple’s level of effort pic.twitter.com/wvbbWthNXb
— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) December 4, 2018
— Dave Hannan (@DrSausageThumb) December 4, 2018
Ed Sheeran is actually wearing a 3-piece custom tuxedo. That’s just what white people always look like standing next to Beyoncé. pic.twitter.com/YO2nyuNOSw
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) December 4, 2018
When you're as talented as Ed or Bey, you can get away with any dresscode. Oh and you set the trend, you don't follow it. Ed Sheeran is comfortable dressing like a 40 year old virgin from 2003 and Beyonce is comfortable dressing like a 16 year old going for Prom. Deal with it! https://t.co/bNI5C9v1x3
— Talkative Rocker (@beewol) December 4, 2018
a pitch-perfect representation of a male vs female employee’s expected level of work for the same position pic.twitter.com/50kKmzx8vH
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) December 4, 2018
Whilst most of us were having a good ol’ laugh at how funny it is that these two outfits look different, many went hard on the whole “this speaks volumes about gender” thing. Which, I mean, sure but it’s also just two insanely wealthy people wearing clothes?
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
I think this tweet sums it all up, to be honest:
that certainly is a photo of Beyonce and Ed Sheeran! there it is and here we are
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) December 4, 2018