Ed Sheeran doesn’t want his new song to be associated with Donald Trump

And he’s worried.

Ed Sheeran Donald Trump

And he’s worried.

Ed Sheeran is currently top of the UK charts, bagging both the number one and number two spots with tracks from his upcoming album: Shape of You and Castle On A Hill.

Shape of You is currently number one, with its music video alone boasting over 73 million YouTube views, but there’s one problem – Donald Trump has started to become associated with it. Yes, really.

A tech savvy YouTuber created a spoof video of the President singing the number one hit, cutting clips of him over the years and compiling them to make it look like Donald Trump is actually singing Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You.

When Ed was shown the spoof video, however, he wasn’t very impressed,

He was shown the clip live on Australian breakfast TV while promoting his new album.

‘That’s ruined my chances this week’, he told hosts David Joch and Samantha Armytge, joking, ‘Is that gonna stop the song being number one now? Why did you show me that?’

This isn’t the first time that Trump has affected Ed Sheeran’s career, with Ed recently admitting that he was forced to delay the release of his new album due to the US election.

‘The album was coming out was the week of the presidential elections’, he explained to Zane Lowe on his Apple Beats 1 radio show. ‘That was just a shit storm of media and I was obviously like if I come out with a record then no one’s gonna care.’

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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