British crooner Robbie Williams has lashed out at Wellington music critic Simon Sweetman calling him a ‘baby eater’.
In response to Sweetman’s harsh review of Wiliams’ Wellington Basin reserve show on Saturday – the Let Me Entertain You singer posted a picture of Sweetman and his son on Twitter.
‘Simon Sweatman: Baby eater @BlogOnTheTracks’ the tweet said.
Blog On The Tracks is the title of Sweetman’s music-centric blog – hosted on Stuff.co.nz.
Williams – who is in New Zealand for two shows – Wellington on Saturday and Auckland tonight – has included hits spanning his solo career – including She’s The One and Rock DJ.
While the show was widely appreciated by Williams’ Wellington fans it hit more than a few bum notes for Sweetman who called it ‘ham-fisted’ ‘insulting’ and ‘karaoke’.
‘Watching his thin sketch of a voice being plastered over the original was a bit like seeing an upturned smile drawn onto the mouth of the Mona Lisa. With crayons’ he said of Williams’ encore cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.