Emily Blunt Told to 'Leave Hollywood' By Fox & Friends Hosts After She Joked About Republican Debate
Fox & Friends took issue with comments actress Emily Blunt made about becoming an American citizen
“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?’ ” Blunt joked to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.
After recounting the quote on Tuesday, Fox & Friends host Anna Kooiman said, “You know what, then why don’t you leave Hollywood, California.
“Let some American women take on the roles that you’re getting, because Americans are watching your movies and lining your pockets,” Kooiman continued before listing out some of the 32-year-old’s movies.
The hosts further quoted Blunt’s joking remarks about her citizenship on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
“‘It’s weird. I get to keep both my British citizenship, you have to renounce the queen, so it’s kind of typically American,’ ” read co-host Brian Kilmeade.
“You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself,” said Steve Doocy, referencing Natalie Maines’ infamous 2003 Bush dig. “She has alienated half the country, that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.”
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The actress also opened up about the citizenship experience to PEOPLE earlier this week at the premiere of her new film, Sicario.
You know, what scared me was watching the Republican debate after becoming a citizen. That scared me more than this movie,” she joked.
Blunt also added with a laugh that she’ll always consider herself only “half-American.”