James Blunt is facing an outrage Twitter after posting a homophobic comment on an illustration on New Statesman cover that features David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Damian Lewis, Chris Martin and Eddie Redmayne, sipping Champagne in white tie.
James Blunt responded with a comment on Twitter saying that he won’t be picking up the soap when this party moves to the showers.
“I won’t be picking up the soap when this party moves to the showers.” read his tweet.
Much to the distaste of gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell stated that he would need an explanation from James Blunt and it would be helpful if could explain what he meant by my posting such a tweet.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) campaigners and fans are unimpressed with his joke about the group, which also included Eddie Redmayne and Boris Johnson.
Twitter users were also unimpressed. One of the tweets posted by a user read, “Just when I thought James Blunt couldn’t be any more repugnant, he manages to put homophobia and a rape joke together.”
“A rape joke and homophobia all in one sentence. Very nicely done, Mr. Blunt. Slow handclap.” read another tweet.
Well, this is not the first time James Blunt has made similar jokes.
In 2001, he told a US chat show host he had spent a lot of time with men at public school and as an army captain, adding: “It wasn’t my choice. I dropped the soap and it just happened.”
James Blunt, who is married to society beauty Sofia Wellesley, branded UK politician Chris Bryant, a classist gimp, for saying the arts were dominated by former public school boys, naming James Blunt and Redmayne among the privileged elite.
It also follows a recent outcry when The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch was called racist and was referring to coloured actors on Live TV.
All we can say is that if this was a joke, then it was in bad taste!!
James Blunt is facing an outrage Twitter after posting a homophobic comment on an illustration on New Statesman cover that features David Cameron, Bor...1.5