Fans not impressed by Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lampshade’ hat at Thanksgiving football game – The Sun

ELLIE Goulding may have crushed her Thanksgiving halftime performance, but it was her outfit that stole the show.

Ellie, 32, rocked AT&T Stadium during Thursday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills wearing a peculiar hat in Texas.

For her Thanksgiving Day performance, she donned a white cowboy hat encircled in blinged-out tassels that veiled her face.

Viewers were less focused on the football game and more curious about her headgear, which many fans compared to a lampshade.

Unimpressed, the Twitterverse had a field day sharing their thoughts about her furniture-inspired fashion.

"Ellie Goulding coming out for the halftime show like….," observed one user, who followed up the caption with a photo of Patrick Star from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon wearing a lampshade.

Others compared the Grammy-nominated songstress to fellow pop star Sia because of her partially hidden face.

"Ellie Goulding or Sia?," asked another.

Beneath the caption, he shared a snapshot from Ellie's performance where the hat obscures the top half of her face in a similar manner to Sia and her over-sized wigs.

Another user referred to Ellie's eclectic color-blocked look as "Sia cosplay."

"Why is Ellie Goulding doing the half time show in Dallas and why is she doing Sia cosplay," the user questioned.

One tweeter noted similarities the between bejeweled fringes on her hat and those of a chandelier.

"Why is Ellie Goulding wearing my grandmother's chandelier on her head?," he asked.

Coincidentally, Sia's 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear features her hit song  "Chandelier."

The "Close to Me" singer was almost a no-show at the annual event, a Cowboys tradition that benefits the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

From Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Eve, Salvation Army volunteers post up outside of retail stores ringing bells and asking passersby for donations.

Ellie shared an Instagram photo detailing her experience volunteering at one of the charity's soup kitchens in New York City on November 12.

Ok so maybe hairnet not my strongest look but thank you @salvationarmyus for having us in New York. As you know, I have spent a lot of time in shelters in London, and this was my first time in NYC… The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need. I sat and spoke to several people who had come in from the bitter cold for some food (they serve to over 150 per day here) , warmth and perhaps a chat with one of the volunteers. 🙏🏼

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But after several users criticized the organization and accused it of having discriminatory views, she said she would reconsider her performance.

Three days later, the Salvation Army confirmed to CNN that the show would go on  and thanked the singer for "encouraging others to learn the truth about The Salvation Army's mission to serve all, without discrimination."

Nearly $143 million dollars were raised during the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign, according to a news release from the Dallas Cowboys.

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