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James Blunt Has Been Roasting Himself And Others On Twitter For Over 8 Years, And I Just Think We Should Celebrate That

This man *truly* hates himself, and I kind of love it.

I honestly don't know if anyone under 20 knows who James Blunt is, but I can assure you everyone over 20 does.

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For our Gen Z readers who don't know, James Blunt sang the 2005 song "You're Beautiful."

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*You were probably like 3 then.

It was somewhat of a cultural moment and a huge hit.

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Well, in case you don't happen to follow him, James has been calling out people on Twitter for the past eight years who make fun of him and his song.

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The man has a true dedication to self-deprecation.

2006, actually. RT @K_Dick33: Why does James Blunt have a million followers? He stopped being relevant in 2009

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

It's become somewhat of a rite of passage to be roasted by James.

Yup, it's called "Greatest Hit". RT @Farrsigh: There's a "best of" James Blunt? Really?

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

If you tweet about him or "You're Beautiful," you'll never know if James will call you out.

Coming upstairs now. RT @sassyfalahee: omfg james blunt is on the tv downstairs can this day get any worse!

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

From people complaining about hearing "You're Beautiful" in public.

Dad? Is that you!? @spenno44: @BBCRadio2 please please please please stop playing James blunt please ...thank you

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

To people just saying the song is horrible.

Yet so many people bought it, bought it. RT @yanto1973: That James Blunt song is utterly horrific, horrific.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

James has been waiting and watching with a reply.

I’m not playing. This is a serious workout. RT @chappell_lewis: James Blunt is playing in the gym. This is unacceptable.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

He sees you.

Mainly coz it’s by Daniel Powter. RT @lenacoleman: Pretty sure playing James Blunt's "Bad Day" on loop is not an option.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

And now, I'm happy to report James is still roasting himself and others in 2021.

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He's still got it.

I did already. https://t.co/TePcTaLGUx

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

He's calling you poor.

Hahahahahahahahahaha! No. https://t.co/dZeLFp5aaQ

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

He's correcting Chance the Rapper's grammar.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

He's giving shoutouts to his fan.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

And he gave us the gift of not performing during the pandemic.

During lockdown, while many other artists are doing mini-concerts from their homes, I thought I’d do you all a favour and not.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

His self-hating energy is something we can all relate to at this time.

Singing “I saw your face in a crowded place” suddenly seems a little dated.

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

And yes, he's still replying to your mean tweets about him.

Congratulations. You have figured out how surnames work. https://t.co/4VPDIm9yr0

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

No, they just don’t want you. https://t.co/CNpB3Vazf9

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

I can’t believe you have a friend either. https://t.co/pzsFdyO5eU

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

Unless they paid me. https://t.co/4voSh2UiT7

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

Err, she was my ex-girlfriend. https://t.co/xMoSV0oqoy

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

Basically, I really admire his hustle. He just asks that after 16 years, you use the right "you're."

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is how you do grammar. https://t.co/ylV20efu9X

Twitter: @JamesBlunt

Bye bye.

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