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Shape of You singer Ed Sheeran was bullied for his ginger hair in primary school

first_img Press Trust of India LondonMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 12:59 IST Shape Of You singer Ed SheeranEd Sheeran has revealed that he was picked upon by his classmates for his “quirky” looks. The 28-year-old singer said life in school was tough for him as he was “instantly ripped into” for being different.”I hated primary school with a passion; I cried every day. I’m ginger so I was instantly ripped into from the day I started school – ginger, had a stutter, and wore huge glasses… just a bit odd,” Sheeran said in an interview with DJ Nihal and rapper Dave.”But then as I got older I kind of loved it, I’ve always kind of looked a bit quirky. I never had much luck with girls and stuff like that, it was always I kind of looked a bit weird,” the singer said.The Shape of You hit-maker said things changed for the better when he found music in high school.”I got to high school, started playing guitar and joined a band. Music is one of those things that can give you confidence. You’re suddenly like ‘wow, I can actually do something well’. Before I picked up a guitar I did nothing,” he said in the interview.”I went to a primary school that was quite sporty and I couldn’t play sport.That was how you were cool – if you were good at football you were cool and I wasn’t good at football. But then when I joined high school it was such a melting pot of all different things and I started playing the guitar and suddenly started fitting in,” Ed Sheeran added.advertisementALSO READ| Ed Sheeran conquers Mumbai with his successful Divide TourALSO READ| Ed Sheeran in India: The audience goes crazy as the pop star sings Shape of YouALSO WATCH| Ed Sheeran’s music conquers India with his successful concert in MumbaiGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Ed SheeranFollow Shape of YouFollow Ed Sheeran in India Shape of You singer Ed Sheeran was bullied for his ginger hair in primary schoolEd Sheeran, the Shape of You hit-maker was bullied for his quirky looks in primary school. During an interview with the media, the singer said things changed for the better when he found music in high school.advertisement Nextlast_img read more