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Ed Sheeran Announces Hiatus After Stealing Music (Again)

The singer announced an "18 month" hiatus to be with his wife, but we know the truth.

Ed Sheeran announced at a show in Ipswich last night that he will be taking a break from music for "probably 18 months."

'Thinking Out Loud' vs. 'Let's Get It On': Does Ed Sheeran's song sound too similar? www.youtube.com

"There is something very bittersweet about it. I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich," Sheeran said before oddly closing out his set with "You Need Me, I Don't Need You." The news came as a shock to his prepubescent fans, who handled the news rather dramatically.


While Sheeran claims that the break will be an opportunity to start a family with his wife, the timing of the break is eerie considering the singer is two weeks away from a scheduled court date over plagiarism allegations. Sheeran is accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit "Let's Get It On" on his 2014 smash "Thinking Out Loud." The court appearance comes after it was additionally announced that the singer would not be able to receive royalties for his smash hit "Shape Of You," due to another set of plagiarism accusations from musician Sam Chokri. Chokri alleges that the track's chorus was lifted note for note from his 2015 song "Oh Why." He claims he sent the song to Sheeran's representatives in a bid to collaborate with the singer. The High Court Of England will review the case in 2020.


The most recent allegations also come after the singer recently settled another plagiarism suit outside of court with a former X-factor contender, who claimed that Sheeran copied his song "Amazing" note-for-note on his song "Photograph." As you can see below, Sheeran is no doubt guilty.

Did Ed Sheeran plagiarise Matt Cardle's “Amazing" with his song Photograph? (Comparison / Mashup) youtu.be

Whether the world will miss Ed Sheeran is yet to be seen. No other musician has been such an epitome of toxic masculinity. From the self-deprecating ego-trips of "Shape of You" and "I Don't Care" to the unrealistic and unhealthy relationship guidelines laid out by tracks like "Thinking of You" and "Galway Girl," children and teenagers alike will no doubt be better off without the mediocre singer/songwriter. Perhaps his socially inept fans can start living in the real world and learn how to start and maintain healthy relationships before it's too late.

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"Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person's tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs' ability to gray. Red hair will instead turn blonde or pure white when you age."

Redhead Beauty

Brian Dowling started this portrait project wanted to help break down stereotypes people often have of redheads. Over the course of three years to put his book together, "Redhead Beauty." It is now available on Kickstarter. You can find out more information on his Instagram.

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Kirstie In The Scottish Highlands Of Glencoe

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Ellie From London, England

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Carmen From Best, Netherlands

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An Early Morning With Alina From Kiev, Ukraine

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Maria From Moscow, Russia

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Krissy From Stuttgart, Germany

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Elias In Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Ricarda & Linda from Austria

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Gracie From Howth, Ireland

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