Pop star Ed Sheeran has responded to a comment made by Isle of Wight Festival organizer John Giddings that he is "boring," NME reports.

Giddings made the comment during the Live UK Summit 2014 last week, when he mentioned that the music business wasn't developing enough new acts to become festival headliners. He also said that the more established and iconic acts that could be depended on to headline festivals are depleting.

"We're not building headliners anymore," he said, as reported by Virtual Festivals. "Nobody can invest in building a band over five albums. And if boring acts like Ed Sheeran are the future, then we're all screwed," Giddings continued.

Now, Sheeran has addressed the comment via a tweet and remarked on the curiousness of the statement.

"He asked me to do the festival next year a few weeks ago funnily enough," he tweeted Gigwise. "I couldn't do it due to another gig," his wrote.

Giddings then told NME that his comment on Sheeran was "tongue in cheek."

During the summit, Giddings also touched upon the difficulty of reaping profits by from putting up festivals, citing the troubles and closures of many festivals in 2014, according to Telegraph. To convince festival organizers that they should expect to lose money during their first few years, he mentioned his own experience of attempting to revive the Isle of Wight Festival in 2002 following a 31-year hiatus.

"The council lost 500,000 pounds on that first one and I put on the second year myself and lost another half million," he said. "It was only when someone said, 'Look, this is a holiday place, you need to make it longer,' and I realized they were right, that we really started to sell tickets," Giddings continued.

This year's Isle of Wight Festival was headlined by Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon.