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What Sort of Person Likes Ed Sheeran?

Turns out a shit-tonne of people love him. But who? And why?

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If you're reading this article, I'm going to go ahead and assume that, while you're dimly aware that Ed Sheeran exists, his career is not one of the defining narratives in your life. And that's totally fine. I mean, I know he won a couple of Brit Awards, but it's not like he's a pop culture phenomenon or anything, is it? He's just that spotty, ginger acoustic guy who's there, singing songs about drugs and hookers and other things he doesn't really understand, filling the gap that Jamie T left for people who find Billy Bragg too old and Frank Turner too punk.

But then over the weekend, it was announced that Ed would be playing at the Olympics closing ceremony next month and Twitter went nuts. We did a bit of digging and it turns out that this Ed Sheeran guy is actually colossally popular. But with who? Who are these people who have propelled a man who looks like he used to get chased out of parties as a teenager for getting drunk and crying on the stairs to international superstardom?

We found people praising him on Twitter and looked through their old tweets to see what other stuff they like. This is the sort of person that likes Ed Sheeran:


ash.adams likes:
- Describing things as "cray"
- Slagging off "hipsters"
- Slagging off "chavs"
- People who are able to make him smile, even in his worst moments
- That summer feeling
- His bed
- The band, The Kooks
- The Team GB diver, Tom Daley
- The TV programme, Family Guy
- The pop group, One Direction




Dylan Jordan likes:
- Knowing where he stands with people
- Not giving a fuck
- The computer game, Mario Kart
- Eating burgers for breakfast
- Crying at films
- The TV programme, The Simpsons
- Hugs from behind
- The pop group, One Direction




KEY- YUHN! likes:
- Pizza
- Animal shelters
- The cartoon series, Spongebob Squarepants
- The animal, okapis
- Staring at the moon
- Microwaves
- The pop group, One Direction




Ryan Collins likes:
- The Team GB diver, Tom Daley
- The smell of his hair when he puts conditioner in it
- "Ratchet bitches"
- Imagining Phoebe from Friends being his mum, "omfg, such a fun life"
- "Music with lots and lots of bass"
- Getting girls to send him pictures of themselves with his name written on them in pen
- The TV personality, Joey Essex
- The drink, Slush puppies
- The pop group, One Direction




Nishtha Tomlinson likes:
- Tweeting at Ed Sheeran asking him to follow her
- Tweeting at Niall from One Direction asking him to follow her
- Tweeting at Zayn from One Direction asking him to follow her
- Tweeting at Harry from One Direction asking him to follow her
- British boys




jordaan~☮ likes:
- Asking people I have never heard of (but who have lots and lots of followers) to follow her
- Vanilla wafers
- The First Lady, Michelle Obama
- Reading on her Kindle app
- Obscure trivia:

- The pop group, One Direction



caitlin likes:
- The pop group, One Direction "so fucking much omfg"


So there you have it. You can stop wondering, because now you know what else people who like Ed Sheeran like. And it ain't Billy Bragg.

Previously: What Sort of Person Likes Mumford & Sons?