Sheeran re­sponds to crit­i­cism of his dress­ing choice with cheeky In­sta­gram story

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for­eign film cat­e­gory.

The group be­hind the Globes, the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion, sup­ported a large num­ber of films with di­verse casts and racial themes. Vy­ing against A Star Is Born and the block­buster Bo­hemian Rhap­sody as best drama con­tenders will be the su­per­hero smash Black Pan­ther, the melan­choly If Beale Street Could Talk and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlans­man. (But the group ig­nored the Vi­ola Davis ve­hi­cle (Wi­d­ows).

Crazy Rich Asians drew two nom­i­na­tions, for Con­stance Wu’s act­ing and best mu­si­cal or com­edy, a cat­e­gory that also in­cluded The Favourite, Green Book, Mary Pop­pins Re­turns and Vice.

The Globes are seen as the most un­se­ri­ous stop on the road to the Os­cars, which will take place on Fe­bru­ary 24. Only 88 peo­ple vote on the Globe nom­i­nees and win­ners. And the top Globes are split into dra­matic and comedic cat­e­gories, of­ten in non­sen­si­cal ways.

In a head-scratch­ing pol­icy for an awards pro­gramme ad­ju­di­cated by re­porters from over­seas, for­eign-lan­guage films are in­el­i­gi­ble for the mar­quee best pic­ture cat­e­gories. So the nom­i­na­tions did not of­fer much guid­ance on the Os­car for­tunes of Roma, Al­fonso Cuarón’s bliss­fully re­viewed epic that has be­come a light­ning rod in Hol­ly­wood be­cause it comes from an on­line stream­ing plat­form, which is chal­leng­ing the tra­di­tional model for re­leas­ing films. (Roma will play in about 600 the­atres world­wide while also stream­ing on­line). Roma was among the best for­eign film nom­i­nees, as ex­pected, while Cuarón was recog­nised for best screen­play and best di­rec­tor.

In the best tele­vi­sion drama cat­e­gory, new­com­ers dom­i­nated, with nom­i­na­tions go­ing to the thriller Killing Eve, star­ring San­dra Oh as a se­cu­rity ser­vices op­er­a­tive; the bois­ter­ous Pose, the lat­est hit from Ryan Mur­phy; Home­com­ing, a cere­bral thriller star­ring Ju­lia Roberts; and the pulpy British thriller Body­guard, At­lanta got left out, with the re­main­ing slot go­ing to The Amer­i­cans, for its fi­nal sea­son.

After singer Ed Sheeran sent the in­ter­net in an up­roar for be­ing un­der­dressed dur­ing his duet with Bey­once Knowles, the Grammy win­ner had a funny re­sponse to it.

In a nod to the back­lash, Sheeran re­posted an ar­ti­cle on his In­sta­gram story, ti­tled ‘Peo­ple are an­gry Ed Sheeran wore a shirt while Bey­once wore cou­ture dur­ing their Global Ci­ti­zen per­for­mance’.

While per­form­ing to­gether for the Global Ci­ti­zen Fes­ti­val in Jo­han­nes­burg, South Africa, on Sun­day, fans were quick to crit­i­cise Sheeran’s choice to wear a black T-shirt and sneak­ers on stage, while Bey­once opted for an ex­trav­a­gant pink gown with ruf­fles, re­ports peo­

“Swipe up to ‘get the look,” he wrote along­side the cheeky hash­tag, #dresstoim­press. As he ac­knowl­edged the clash­ing looks, he joked about where to find more of his “amaz­ing fash­ion choices”.

The con­tro­versy sparked memes from the per­for­mance and a real con­ver­sa­tion about male priv­i­lege.

“Ed Sheeran is a 27-yearold man. The fact we’ve en­abled him to feel it’s ok to dress like this at all, let alone next to Bey­once re­ally boils my piss,” wrote one Twit­ter user. An­other pointed to the gen­der ex­pec­ta­tions in the mu­sic in­dus­try say­ing, “This photo is rep­re­sen­ta­tive of what we ex­pect from men and women at the top of their game, isn’t it?”

Many Sheeran fans pointed to the fact that he reg­u­larly per­forms in sim­i­lar looks on stage.


Ed Sheeran was dressed ca­su­ally dur­ing a per­for­mance in Jo­han­nes­burg, South Africa

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