Ed Sheeran, ah bless him. He just can’t get a break these days, can he?
Despite taking home the Artist of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Awards, people have been focusing on his ‘clueless’ acceptance speech and claiming the other nominees were robbed.
Here’s the moment Sheeran received the gong:
He took to the stage and began by saying: ‘Thank you’. Good start.
“This is only my second ever VMA and em, I’m, yeah, this is still mad,” he continued.
But then he looked over to his side and double checked who he should be thanking for the award.
“It’s not voted is it?” he asked, enquiring whether the award was decided by the public. (No, it isn’t Ed).
His question didn’t go unnoticed though:
Ed Sheeran is so adorably clueless 😂 “It’s not voted is it?”
— 💜Stump O Maniac💜🌺 (@StumPoMaticLove) August 28, 2017
“This isn’t voted is it?” – Ed Sheeran… I love him
— Ali Snider (@ASni13) August 28, 2017
Still, he recovered it nicely and wrapped things up by thanking his fans, record label and the man who made the videos for his latest album.
Others were amazed at the competition Sheeran beat to take home the award. He was up against Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd and Lorde.
Ariana Grande fans, in particular, felt she deserved the award more:
Fair play. Congratulations Ed!