Im an Ed Sheeran lookalike and Ive been banned on TikTok for looking like him

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A man who makes a living as an Ed Sheeran lookalike claims he was banned from TikTok for “impersonating” the Bad Habits singer.

Ty Jones, 28, took to his Ed_Experience Instagram to break the news to his 1,211 followers.

“Hey everyone, so funnily enough my Tiktok account was banned for ‘Impersonating’ when my name was individual.

“My lives were titled ‘I’M NOT ED SHEERAN!’” he pointed out using capital letters to reinforce this.

“My videos consisted of my individual life as a celebrity lookalike etc.”

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The dad-of-one from Manchester said he appealed the decision and claimed that “within minutes I got a response that it was denied”.

Saying that he felt “discriminated sheerly for the way I look” he admitted that he even went as far as to contact Ed Sheeran’s management.

“I’ve contacted Ed Sheeran’s team and they claim to have no involvement in this action taken against me,” he confirmed.

He said he was “reaching out” to see if anyone can help him get his account, which has over 109,000 followers, back. contacted Tiktok who said the account has now been reinstated.

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The social media platform uses a combination of technologies and moderation teams to detect, review and, where appropriate, moderate content or accounts that violate our Community Guidelines.

TikTok says they are open about the fact they don’t always get every decision right and that they are continuing to invest in their Trust and Safety operation.

It’s not the first time Ty has had issues with the video-sharing channel.

A fortnight ago he posted a video on Instagram which he claimed “got removed on TikTok”.

“Hopefully it does better on here, it’s just science for god’s sake,” he wrote followed by a laughing emoji.

In the short clip he can be seen moving to music while holding a balloon with the word “follow” written on it.

He then takes a lighter to the balloon causing it to burst.

Ty bears an uncanny resemblance to the singer and started doing his lookalike work back in 2010.

However, he is not completely identical as he admits to playing guitar left-handed for his Ed related content while the star is right-handed.

He attended the singer’s Manchester concert back in March and posted footage of him getting mobbed by fans.

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