James Blunt Makes Bid To Be 'An Honorary Gay Man'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Singer-songwriter James Blunt isn't fazed by fans and critics who mistake him for gay. In fact, the five-time Grammy nominee considers it a great 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." Interestingly, the "You're Beautiful" singer sees much of his sensitive side as stemming from his earlier days in the British military, and as an armored reconnaissance officer in the NATO deployment in Kosovo. "My job was going out there ahead of my commanders -- to go and find the enemy and locate the enemy," he said. "To do so, I had to be incredibly sensitive to the surroundings.” Being less of a "macho" performer, he added, has its fringe benefits, too. "If I’d been macho, I’d just have had
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