James Blunt Teases His Twitter Haters

A year's worth of trolls deflected and disarmed through the power of wit, sarcasm and retweets

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James Blunt performs on stage during the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert at the Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2013 in Oslo, Norway.

“Your music makes me want to cave my own skull in with a hammer,” went one of this year’s many broadsides tweeted at pop singer James Blunt. “Be my guest,” Blunt tweeted back.

James Blunt took on a year’s worth of haters on Twitter, attacking, deflecting and disarming them with a skillful blend of wit and self-deprecation. The Poke compiled a list of his 30 best counterattacks, declaring him “winner” of Twitter in 2013. A few reasons why:

“I cannot put into words how much I hate James Blunt,” wrote one attacker. “Try singing it,” Blunt suggested.

“I want to kick James Blunt… repeatedly… I dont know why,” another tweeted. “Easy spelling mistake as K and L are right beside each other,” Blunt replied.

The full blow-by-blow can be found on Blunt’s amazingly feisty Twitter feed. The singer was still throwing punches on New Year’s Eve. Clearly, he won’t go down without a fight.

[The Poke]