Image for Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran’s Live Duet Outfits Spark Outrage, Memes

Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran’s Live Duet Outfits Spark Outrage, Memes

Written by Emmy Mack on December 6, 2018

Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran have finally united onstage for a rendition of their sometimes-duet ‘Perfect’, but all the internet seems to be talking about is what they were wearing.

Taking to the stage at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this week, Queen Bey belted out the ballad while swathed in a huge ruffly fuchsia couture gown, next to the gingernut crooner, clad in an ultra casual tee-jeans-n-sneakers combo.

The social media reaction has unsurprisingly been swift and fierce, with many having a big ol’ LOL at the pair’s comically contrasting gettups:

However, it’s also sparked plenty of legitimate outrage about the standards society expects from men vs women when it comes to their appearance:

Addressing the backlash, Sheerio has since reposted an article on his Instagram story entitled, “People Are Angry Ed Sheeran Wore a Shirt while Beyoncé Wore Couture During their Global Citizen Performance”.

“Swipe up to ‘get the look,” Ed wrote, adding the cheeky hashtag, #dresstoimpress.

While the number of cultural think-pieces on this topic continues to multiply, you can watch footage of the pair’s actual performance below.

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