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Lady Gaga defends Ed Sheeran against online trolls

Lady Gaga says Ed Sheeran deserves “love and respect” after he recently quit Twitter because of trolls.

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The ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker has stopped using the social media platform (@ladygaga) because of the abuse he received from other users, some of whom have been Gaga fans – but she’s now come out in support of the flame-haired star.

Alongside a photograph of herself and Ed stood side-by-side, Gaga wrote on Instagram:

“What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @teddysphotos deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity. (sic)”

Ed Sheeran – Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017 – Splash

Ed, 26, recently revealed he quit using Twitter because he has become tired of the abuse he was receiving from trolls. The singer-songwriter also admitted he couldn’t understand why he was so intensely disliked by so many people.

He said: “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it. I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.”

“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it. The head-f**k for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”

Ed Sheeran Performs at Glastonbury Festival 2017 Sunday – Worthy Farm

And Ed recalled one particular incident where Gaga’s fans mistakenly thought he was criticising the ‘Million Reasons’ hitmaker in an interview.
He shared: “Lady Gaga’s fanbase read an interview in which they assumed I was talking about her and they all f***ing hate. And it wasn’t anything to do with that at all.”

“So I think Twitter gets on a massive steam roll of assuming things and then you get in the s**t.”

Adele ‘misses out on DVD sales after Wembley cancellations’

Adele is reportedly set to miss out on millions of pounds in DVD sales after her Wembley cancellations.

Adele - Feb 17 - Grammy Awards - Los Angeles - Splash
Adele – Feb 17 – Grammy Awards – Los Angeles – Splash

The ‘Hello’ hitmaker recently scrapped two shows at the iconic venue after vocal cord damage left her unable to perform – and the cancellations have come at a hefty price, as the gigs were to be filmed for a DVD called ‘Adele Live 2017: The Finale’.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “The DVD was a huge production and all the plans were in place for it to go ahead. But obviously that extra pressure must have been on her mind as her voice problem developed. It’s a big disappointment, but nobody knows at this stage if it will happen again. Of course the DVD would have made millions in global sales.”

The 29-year-old star had already hired Matt Askem, who previously directed concert videos for Muse and Take That, to take charge of the DVD production.

Adele - Jun 16 - Glastonbury Festival - Photoshot
Adele – Jun 16 – Glastonbury Festival – Photoshot

And it was widely expected that the film would eventually become the most successful of its kind. In a lengthy statement posted on Twitter (@adele), Adele admitted she had been left “heartbroken” after pulling out of two shows at Wembley.

Adele - Wembley The SSE - 30.06.17 - Photoshot
Adele – Wembley The SSE – 30.06.17 – Photoshot

Part of the statement read:

“You know I would not make this decision lightly. I’ve done 121 shows and I have 2 left. 2 left! Who the f**k cancels a show at Wembley Stadium? To not complete this milestone in my career is something I’m struggling to get my head around and I wish I wasn’t having to write this.

“I have changed my life drastically in every way to make sure I got through this tour that started at the beginning of last year. To not be able to finish it is something I’m really struggling to come to terms with. It’s as if my whole career has been building up to these four shows (sic).”

 

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