James Blunt: ‘To call me gay is a compliment’Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Singer songwriter James Blunt is no stranger to rumors about him being gay and he has never worried about that, in fact quite the opposite he considers it an honor.
“I sing songs that aren’t very macho, and so people will say, ‘Oh you’re effeminate,’ or ‘gay,’ as if calling me gay were an insult,” Blunt, 41, told the BBC. “But to call me gay is a compliment.”
He went on to joke that he’d like to be considered “an honorary gay man,” primarily because “I’m totally at ease with myself.”
Blunt rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of his debut studio album Back to Bedlam, before achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US. In 2013, he released his fourth album, Moon Landing.
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