Emily Blunt apologises over US citizenship joke after FOX News tells her to leave Hollywood

The British-born actress angered Fox news after joking that she regretted her new US citizenship following the GOP debate

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Emily Blunt has apologised after joking that she wasn’t “entirely thrilled” about her new US citizenship.

London-born Blunt angered Fox News after joking about re-considering her citizenship following the first GOP debate, saying on the Today show: “This was a terrible mistake! What have I done?”

On Thursday, Blunt addressed the incident, telling NBC’s Today: “It was not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offence, so I really apologise to those that I cause offence… It was just an off-hand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”



She also clarified her feelings on her new citizenship, saying: “It’s really meaningful. You know, I mean, my two favourite people in the world are American – my husband and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great.”




Blunt is married to the Office actor John Krasinski, the couple have a 1-year-old daughter, Hazel and the family reside in Los Angeles.

A Fox News morning show took particular offence to Blunt’s comments, with anchor Anna Kooiman directly addressing the 32-year-old actress: “Well you know what, why don’t you leave Hollywood, California and let some of the American women take the roles that you’re getting because American citizens are watching your movies and lining your pockets.”