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Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran's Stage Outfits Ignite Gender Standards Debate

Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran's Stage Outfits Ignite Gender Standards Debate

Beyoncé & Ed Sheeran's Stage Outfits Ignite Gender Standards Debate

"Men can stand more on their hard work and talent alone while women often have to 10/10 everything."

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Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran took to the Global Citizen Festival last Sunday to perform their #1 duet, "Perfect," but fans were paying attention to more than just the music. 

After images from the show circulated around Twitter, a heated debate sparked over what the two superstars were wearing on stage. Beyoncé dons an intricately beautiful (and most surely expensive) pink gown while Sheeran sports a simple t-shirt (with a long-sleeve shirt underneath) and jeans. 

The debate is one that has hovered over the pop music world for years. While women pop stars are expected to have elaborate looks and/or several costume changes during their shows, men are free to perform in the most basic of outfits, sometimes just sweatpants and a tank top—or even shirtless

It begs the question: is there a double standard for our entertainers?

Twitter obsessed over the question:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!