Ed Sheeran Speaks Out After Getting Criticized For Not Defending Taylor Swift In Scooter Braun Drama! – Perez Hilton

Ed Sheeran speaks out amid Taylor Swift‘s feud with Scooter Braun.

As we reported,

After the drama went viral, several fans took to social media to slam the Thinking Out Loud singer for not immediately defending friend Swift, like Cara Delevingne, Halsey, and others have.

Critics wrote:

“so you, a songwriter and one of the most successful and influential musicians in the world, are just gonna stay silent on the fact that taylor swift, one of your friends or so we think, got robbed of 11 years of her own work

“why aren’t you publicly showing your support of Taylor?”

“Speak up for Taylor ED! Where are you? #westandwithtaylor”

“So you decided not to care about ur BEST FRIEND situation? What. A. Shame.”

“you really should post something and stick up for taylor… #westandwithtaylor”

However, one fan defended Sheeran, and mentioned the possibility that “just because he didn’t post anything it doesn’t mean he is not supporting her, maybe he’s talking with her right now.”

The supporter wrote:

“Why don’t you leave him in peace with that Taylor thing? Just because he didn’t post anything it doesn’t mean he is not supporting her, maybe he’s talking with her right now, who knows. You aren’t allowed to doubt their friendship just because he didn’t say anything on the social, cause they’re not real life. Maybe he’s the one who has supported her the most, because they’re best friends and he didn’t waste time writing on Instagram what he could have said directly to her.”

On Tuesday, Ed responded to the (above) message, and confirmed he is “speaking directly to” Taylor.

He explained:

“I have been speaking directly to her, like I always do.”

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Ed Sheeran says he is “speaking directly to” Taylor Swift amid her feud with Scooter Braun. / (c) Ed Sheeran/Instagram

As we wrotePanic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie — who collaborated with Swift on ME! — defended the songstress during a live Twitch.TV video on Monday night.

He exclaimed:

“Man, this f**king Scooter Braun s**t, like, what a piece of s**t, right? You guys know about this dude? It just, like, broke my heart. I read Taylor’s statement and I was like, ‘That sounds about right, ya know. Toxic dudes doing toxic bulls**t in this toxic industry.’ Yeah, it’s disgusting, right? What a f**king a**hole… sending love to Taylor Swift. Always, always.’”

#TeamTaylor or #TeamScooter??

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