In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Blunt said that after watching the GOP debate, she questioned her decision to become an American citizen and thought maybe she’d made “a terrible mistake.”
Unfortunately, the hosts of Fox and Friends were too busy insisting that she should leave the country to see the humor behind her words.
“Let some American women take on the roles that you’re getting, because Americans are watching your movies and lining your pockets,” offended Fox host Anna Kooiman said on the Tuesday program.
Steve Doocy then added, “You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie-Chicked herself. She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.”
Excuse me while I roll my eyes at the dramatics.
Lighten up, people!
Blunt was far from the only one making fun of the ridiculousness that was the GOP debate. I mean, come on, even Donald Trump wasn’t taking it seriously. The dude said he wanted his Secret Service code name to be Humble, after all. And not to mention that horrible and absolutely off-base autism comment.
Check out Twitter if you need any more confirmation that the whole event was just an excuse for some hilarious memes and GIFs.
— NYLON (@NylonMag) September 17, 2015
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 17, 2015
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) September 17, 2015
Check out the full Fox and Friends clip below.
Following the backlash, Blunt apologized for the comment, which she explained was “just an offhand joke.”
She added, “I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late-night or something.”
Blunt also stressed how meaningful it was for her to now be an American citizen. “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.”