Ed Sheeran rejects parent’s request to kiss nine-year-old fan

The singer talked weird fan requests in a new interview

Ed Sheeran has described an incident in which the parent of one of his young fans asked the singer to kiss her nine-year-old daughter.

Sheeran, who recently shared the video for his latest single ‘Photograph’, has spoken to Entertainment Weekly about weird fan requests he receives.

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The singer said: “The fans are always really nice! Really polite and gracious. The parents are the ones that do the things that I think are odd.”

“There was a woman in San Francisco, she wanted me to be her daughter’s first kiss – and her daughter was nine,” Sheeran added. “She was like, ‘Well, Carrie Underwood [American Idol winner] did it for this 11-year-old boy last week!’ If Carrie Underwood kisses an 11-year-old boy, he goes into school the next day and they go, ‘Oh, you absolute lad!’ If a nine-year-old girl goes into school and goes, ‘I got kissed by a 24-year-old yesterday,’ police are being called, you know?”

Sheeran also used the Entertainment Weekly interview to discuss why he doesn’t allow fans to organise marriage proposals to take place at his shows: “[I get requests] every single day. We always say no just because if it’s planned, it looks planned. Yesterday we had a spontaneous one, a dude sitting in the second row. Every now and then he’d pull out a banner that just said, ‘Proposal on stage?’ and then close it. And halfway through the gig I was like, ‘Fuck it, just come up!’ So that was cool. And I felt something because of that because it was so spontaneous – I got emotional watching it. So it just depends.”

Watch the marriage proposal in question below.