Uh oh. Emily Blunt was forced to apologize after she joked that she regrets ‘becoming American.’ Conservatives, who claim her tongue-in-cheek comments ‘alienated half the country,’ think the actress should return to the UK.
Emily Blunt‘s star is on the rise, but conservatives are aggressively suggesting she return to the UK after she joked that she regrets “becoming American.” The 32-year-old actress apologized for her tongue-in-cheek comments on Thursday, Sept. 17, saying it was just a joke.
“I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'” Emily recently joked to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about [becoming a American]. People ask me about the whole day. They were like, ‘Oh it must have been so emotional.’ I was like, ‘It wasn’t, it was sad. I like being British.'”
Unfortunately, Emily’s comments didn’t sit well with many Americans, including many conservatives and a host or two at Fox & Friends. So on the Sept. 17 episode of the Today show, Emily apologized for her remarks.
“It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense,” Emily told host Savannah Guthrie during the interview. “It was just an offhand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.” Emily went on to say that becoming an American meant a lot to her. “It’s really meaningful. You know, I mean, my two favorite people in the world are American – my husband (John Krasinski) and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great!”
Emily became an American citizen during an oath ceremony at the United States Court House in Los Angeles on August 4.
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