James Blunt Offers Perfect Response To John Mayer Tweet

Blunty, Blunty, Blunty. You Twitter rascal you.

For younger readers/listeners more familiar with James Blunt for his social media trollings, the man from Hampshire found fame in the early noughties with a series of excruciatingly catchy songs which, depending on your point of view, were like having drills inserted to your eyelids, or were quite nice.

In a similar vein, John Mayer coasted/haunted the airwaves in the dark, first decade of the millennium with a series of hits including 'Your Body is a Wonderland' and 'Daughters'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He also likes to hang around Twitter, and in October last year posted the following:

Ever the card, Blunty came back at him recently with this:

In essence, the Blunt man was referring to his 2004 hit 'You're Beautiful', from his hit album Back to Bedlam. The album also featured the song 'High', which is about getting 'fucking high' as the singer and social media hawk put it.

Fans were delighted to see Blunt having a (lighthearted) pop at one of his peers, with some people adapting the words of his tweet to fit the lyrics of his most famous tune.

Often criticised for the tweeness of his tracks and their sheer middle-roadedness, Blunt has almost made a second career out of self deprecation and witty comebacks to online critics.

In 2015, one user asked the question: "Why does James Blunt have a million followers? He stopped being relevant in 2009."

Blunts answer?

"2006, actually."

Fair play.

The previous year, another Twitter user asked the valid question: "Why is James Blunt not touring in Scotland?"

Blunt's reply?

"The Scots have taste."

The same year he was 'informed' that his music was 'shit'. His reply?

"And it's taken you a decade to figure that out."

Fair play James, fair play. You can dislike his music, but you can't say that the man doesn't sure as shit take it in his stride.

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Ronan O'Shea

Ronan J O'Shea is a freelance journalist from London who has written for titles including LADbible, Headspace, The Independent, National Geographic Traveller and New York Post. Contact him at [email protected]

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