Ed Sheeran was not a fan of the South Park Episode “Ginger Kids,” which debuted in 2005. In the infamous episode, Cartman is transformed into a redhead after he made fun of redheaded people. The episode is credited with inspiring “Kick A Ginger Day” and Sheeran said in a new interview that joke “f*cking ruined” his life.
According to The Independent, Sheeran said that after the episode, people in the US started commenting on his hair more than they did before:
“Having red hair in England was always a thing that people took the piss out of you for, but it was never something in America. People never knew what a ginger was in America. That episode of South Park f*cking ruined my life. I was going to America and everyone was like, ‘I love your hair dude.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, people like my hair?’ And then I remember that episode coming out and that was just it worldwide for the rest of my life.”
Ed is still a fan of the show, however and said he would to voice a character one day.
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