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    Ed Sheeran Revealed What Awards Shows Are Really Like, And They Sound Pretty Terrible

    "The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else."

    Ed Sheeran may have won a lot of awards, but he definitely isn't a big fan of awards shows!

    Ed wears a multicolored blazer to an award show
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    The musician recently revealed just why he doesn't enjoy attending major ceremonies, and his reasoning makes a lot of sense.

    Ed wears a white blazer with gold patterns
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    "The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else, and it’s quite an uncomfortable atmosphere,” Ed said on Audacy’s The Julia Show.

    He continued, "All the artists are sweet people, but they’re like, surrounded by entourages that want them to win too, so it’s one artist surrounded by 10 people and another artist surrounded by 10 people, and everyone is kind of giving each other the side eye."

    Ed walks across a stage in a front of an audience at an award show
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    Ed noted that it has "nothing to do with MTV or the award show," and that it happens at every event, like the Grammys and the American Music Awards.

    "It’s just lots of people wanting other people to fail, and I don’t like that... The atmosphere is just not nice... It’s a really, really horrible atmosphere to be in there. I always walk away feeling sad, and I don’t like it," Ed candidly admitted.

    Ed wears a green suede jacket with pocket zippers to an award show
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    He added, "People get the same feeling as me at those award shows. I’ve spoke to people, and they’re like, ‘I just felt really depressed afterwards.'"

    As for the afterparty, once the awards have been distributed? Ed says they're not any better.

    Ed poses on a red carpet in a red plaid shirt and black jacket
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    "The afterparties, again…it’s not just musicians. It’s musicians, all their entourages, then you got influencers, and blah blah blah," Ed said. 

    Ed explained that there's only one exception to his thoughts about awards shows — and it has to do with where they're hosted.

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    "In England, our award shows are just like, every one gets drunk, and no one really cares who wins or loses — it’s just sort of a good night out," Ed concluded.

    Listen to all that Ed had to say here.

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