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James Blunt: I speak with a stupid accent but posh people have feelings too

British singer James Blunt attends 'GQ Men Of The Year' awards 2019 at Westin Palace Hotel on November 21, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

Singer James Blunt doesn't think he should be mocked for his cut-glass accent, even though he himself thinks it's an "incredibly stupid" one.

Blunt, who attended elite £41,775-a-year private school Harrow, would rather people focused on the music he puts out instead.

"Any grief I’ve had for being a posh t**t is entirely justified," the 45 year old said on Natalie Pinkham's In The Pink podcast. "I speak with an incredibly stupid accent.”

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"But whether or not I deserve being in the music business, it should just be about the music. And music that is emotionally charged then anybody can feel it. You know what, posh people have feelings too."

James Blunt visits Build Series to discuss his new album "Once Upon a Mind" at Build Studio on November 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

Blunt is no stranger to criticism, however, and has become renowned for his witty comebacks to his online detractors.

The You're Beautiful hitmaker comes from a military family and he rose to the ranks of Captain in the British Army Life Guards before he made a name for himself in the music industry.

His father, Colonel Charles Blount, was a former cavalry officer in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, as well as a helicopter pilot and colonel of the Army Air Corps.

James Blunt and Lady Sofia Wellesley arrive at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images)

Although, their family has been hit by tragedy recently as Blunt made an emotional plea in the autumn of last year on Good Morning Britain as he revealed his father was waiting for a kidney transplant.

He explained that while he would've donated his own kidney, he wasn't a match. One month later, he divulged two people had come forward to help his father.

Blunt lives in Ibiza with his wife Sofia and their two sons.