Ed Sheeran has said that a South Park episode from 2005 ‘f***king ruined his life’ and stopped his hair from being cool.
The episode had the main character Eric Cartman discover that he had orange hair. It also featured the line ‘The ginger gene is a curse’. Ed Sheeran talked about the episode's impact on a radio show,
Having red hair in England was always a thing that people took the p*** 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****** 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.’
Don't worry about Ed Sheeran as there is no beef between him and South Park! He went on to say that he's actually a huge fan of the show and that he’d love to voice himself in the series!