- 11 Dec 17
In a recent interview, Ed Sheeran revealed that he's a fan of the Labour leader.
Speaking in The Sunday Times Culture supplement, 26-year old Sheeran said:
"I love Corbyn. I love everything Corbyn is about. And I feel people thought that, because I didn't put myself behind him, I wasn't a Corbyn supporter.
"If you knew me as a person, and listened to my music, you would be able to make a pretty educated guess that he would be the kind of person I really dig.
"He cares about other people. He cares about all classes, races and generations, and that's how I was brought up - we need more people that care about everyone."
Despite this, Sheeran also said that he didn't write about politics in his music because he didn't believe his fans were interested.
"I have political views but nobody buys my records going, 'I wonder what he thinks about politics?' Nobody.
"People buy my records to put on while they make out. I'm not Mr Political. I vote the way I feel I should, but won't tell somebody else what to do."
Ed Sheeran is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have spoken with admiration of the Labour leader, who was given pariah status when he was first elected in 2015. That list includes the likes of Steve Coogan, Danny Devito, Stormzy, JME, Stephen Hawking, and Wolf Alice.