James Blunt offers to stop singing for the right price

If you were a performer that was generally considered so atrocious that an interviewer actually asked if you’d be willing to stop singing for the right amount… you’d think a person could take that as a hint. James Blunt seems to have possibly gotten the point, but says people will really have to pay up if they want him to shut his whiney mouth. The horse faced singer, known for atrocious tunes and romancing the ladies, gave a recent interview to Uncut magazine, where he said he’s not so stupid (or so proud, apparently) to say no to a decent offer.

HERE’S the news a lot of people have been waiting for… James Blunt has promised to quit singing if we stump up enough cash.

Despite his success, Blunt has been dogged by criticisms of his cheesy tunes and his “posh” military background.

And now he has finally been worn down by the opposition to his brand of melodic pop.

He told Uncut magazine: “If someone is prepared to pay me enough, I’ll stop.”

“There’s a good deal of inverse snobbery about all this. My background ought to be irrelevant. It’s bizarre that I should attract all this aggression. Any judgment made on that level is a form of prejudice. But, I’m travelling around the world and no one else seems aware of my very stupid speaking voice, which is all it is.”

[From the Daily Record]

The article is built around the premise that people are annoyed by Blunt because of his military service and how often he talks about it. While I suppose that could play a part in it, I think they’re really annoyed by Blunt’s music. And his face. There’s just something about that whine that makes me one to commit acts of violence I will keep to myself. But I think pinning it on military service is a convenient way to say “it’s not about me or my ‘talent,’ it’s about people’s issues with the military.” Um, no, you just suck.

Luckily the good people over at The Sun are trying to raise the necessary funds as we speak. I hope they open it up to the public – I will be making a record donation.

Here’s James Blunt on December 9th. Images thanks to PR Photos.

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22 Responses to “James Blunt offers to stop singing for the right price”

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  1. spoonman says:

    BS!

    This guy will never go away…

  2. Diva says:

    My husband and I will gladly contribute to the fund!

    We fell in love over a mutual disdain for James C*nt. :lol:

  3. MSat says:

    He looks like Napoleon Dynamite.

  4. Megan says:

    I can’t stand him.

  5. Codzilla says:

    Please let this be true. I’ll gladly eat Ramen for a year in order make a hefty donation.

  6. caribassett says:

    Harsh

  7. Cinderella says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thinks his face his worthy of a brown bag. And that voice…like nails on a chalkboard.

    Jerry Lewis should head this fundraiser.

  8. Kaiser says:

    Yikes. Between this and the Sienna Miller posts… does someone at Celebitchy HQ need a Midol?

    What in the world did James Blunt do to anyone? Isn’t he like the most harmless singer/songwriter in the world? Is he a child-murderer and no one told me? 8O

  9. gg says:

    omg, MSat’s right – he does look like Napoleon Dynamite.

  10. Maritza says:

    I don’t think he’s ugly looking at all, ungroomed maybe but I guess that’s the look he is going for. And I think he sings fairly good, there are many many singers out there with worst voice than his.

  11. KateNonymous says:

    I have no idea what his military service was or was not, but I can’t stand his singing or his music.

  12. Musey says:

    All right, I’m taking up a collection. Who wants to chip in? *passes around a basket* Come on, guys!

  13. Mairead says:

    Actually, if he didn’t sing, I would find him quite attractive (in the past I have been fond of the odd floppy-haired posh boy :wink: )

    But oh dear God those horrific songs!!! it’s the video for “you’re beautiful” that really annoyed me – Seriously, the best idea they could come up with was a damp gimp with OCD hopping off a North Sea oil rig?

    BUT I have seen some very entertaining interviews with him (when he’s not talking about women) and his army stories are interesting.

    I’d prefer him not to pretend to be anything other than “posh” than act like Guy bleedin’ Ritchie who’s about as close to being a “cockney sparrah” as my cat. :roll:

  14. clare says:

    Is this that ‘Beautiful’ singer? Well, he’s no Prince that’s for sure. And if he’s paid enough, does this mean he will be seen but not heard, or if we up the ante, both?

  15. greer says:

    Where do I send my check? If this means I will never hear that atrocious “Beatiful” song again, I will pay double.

  16. caffie says:

    Hhm. Aren’t there a lot worse singers? I mean, really. He doesn’t sound any worse than Coldplay. Or, hell, half the crap out there. At least there’s a melody… and not some “thump, thump” with the random “hey” screamed in the background. And “horse face”? There is nothing wrong with this guy’s face.

  17. vdantev says:

    A bullet through the larynx will work just as well, and it’s cheaper.

  18. devilsadvocate says:

    I’d sell my soul if this guy would go away. Not since Fatboy Slim have I heard a more talentless ass-clown. :P

  19. brista says:

    Haaaaate his music. And he seems like a toolbag. While I hope some bored rich person pays him to keep his mouth shut and his “music” off the radio, he doesn’t deserve a dime.

    I went to this Latin dance/exercise class and it was so great! I loved it! I was pumped! And then…

    They played James frickin frackin Blunt’s Beautiful for the cooldown. And we were supposed to tell ourselves that yes! We are beautiful! We have to believe it! Because we are all beautiful! We are all beautiful flowers from God! Yes! We can do it! And we are beautiful! If we don’t believe it, no one will! We are beautiful!

    I promptly quit the class and got my money back. I did not sign on for faux-self-esteem set to the soundtrack of James frickin frackin Blunt.

    Toolbag. Ruined my class. Ugh.

  20. Jeane says:

    “Is he a child-murderer and no one told me?”

    Yes, Kaiser. Everytime you listen to “Beautiful”, a little baby dies.

  21. PB says:

    The guy is great… his music is cool… I think you should get something better to do… maybe study to be a real reporter… try that!

  22. david says:

    haha…. everyone who hates james is jelious. he is very talented and the fact is more people like him than dont.haha and diva or whatever your name is, if you want to hear a critic then here is some news, if that pic is of you then your a fat bitch who should put a bag over your face or do the smart thing and off yourself.