Ed Sheeran has spoken out about the pro-life groups that have adopted his hit single Small Bump for their political agenda.
Anti-abortion groups are using his song in a way that implies it is about their beliefs when, according to Sheeran himself, it definitely is not.
After reports emerged that anti-abortion protestors were playing the song, the British star addressed the issue on his Instagram to his 22.5 million followers in one of his Instagram stories.
‘I’ve been informed that my song Small Bump is being used by a group to promote the pro-life campaign, and I feel it’s important to let you know I have not given approval for this use, and it does not reflect what the song is about.’ the Shape of You singer wrote.
Just in case anyone was under the illusion that the singer, 27, was in cahoots with the group, he made it pretty clear that that is not the case.
Small Bump was released back in 2011 on his debut album. Regardless of is views on abortion, he makes it very clear that he is neither associated with or that the song is about that in any way.
Later this month Ireland are holding a referendum to determine whether abortion should be banned and its eight amendment repealed. The vote takes place on 25 May.