Ed Sheeran was one of the big winners during the 2018 Brit Awards. After showing his support for the Time's Up Campaign on the red carpet, the British singer made his way into the O2 where he was awarded with the Global Success Award. For the occasion, his good friend Elton John prerecorded a sweet video, but things took an awkward turn when the "Tiny Dancer" singer pronounced Ed's surname in a very strange way. Of course, Twitter users had a field day with Elton's blunder, and we don't know what's funniest: the fact that it isn't the first time something like this has happened, or the fact that no one seems to agree on how Elton actually pronounced "Sheeran." Read on to get a look at the funniest tweets we could find.
Can we all talk about the way Elton John pronounces his “close friend” Ed Shé-ran’s name? #brits— Mrs Phil Perry (@MrsPhilPerry) February 21, 2018
Sorry did Elton John just say “Ed Shurran” #BRITS— Alison Millington (@AL_osaurus) February 21, 2018
Has everyone been saying Ed Sheeran's surname wrong or does Elton John not know his name?
— oh peppermint (@oh_peppermint) February 21, 2018
— Matthew Cooper (@c00perM) February 21, 2018
Elton John just called Ed Sheeran "Ed Sheer-ahn" so he should accept it as his given name #BRITs2018
— ilana kaplan (@lanikaps) February 21, 2018
100% Elton John said "Ester Ran" #BRITs
— jess ♡ (@lonelyptx) February 21, 2018
— Vicki O (@Vixstero) February 21, 2018
Elton john calling ed sheeran his friend and then pronouncing his name wrong is honestly the best thing that happened all night #BRITs
— nj stans her good sis rebecca™️ (@cutekuwonu) February 21, 2018
Gotta love Elton John #BRITs
— Kieronnnnnn. (@Kxeronn) February 21, 2018