Emily Blunt Apologizes for Her Comments About the GOP Debate: ‘It Was Just an …

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Emily Blunt Apologizes for Her “OffHand” American Citizen Joke Following the GOP Debate.

Shortly after becoming an American citizen, received somewhat of a backlash after making a joke about regretting her decision in light of the Republican presidential debate. “It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense,” she said. “It was just an offhand joke. Newly minted U.S. citizen Emily Blunt, the British actress who once played Queen Victoria to a petulant T, must not have read the fine print on the citizenship oath.British-born actress Emily Blunt has formally apologized for comments she made about not being ‘entirely thrilled’ over her newly-attained US citizenship. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.” “That scared me more than this movie,” the 32-year-old said, referencing the action-packed film in which she plays an FBI agent investigating the drug trade at the U.S. and Mexico border.

But in media interviews promoting her upcoming film, she expressed regret, saying the hardest part for her was pledging her non-allegiance to her former queen.She told Jimmy Kimmel she had to renounce the queen but not really mean it. “I had to renounce her in the room but I don’t actually, technically renounce her. What have I done?’” the The UK-born Sicario actress quipped to The Hollywood Reporter during a recent group interview. “So, #EmilyBlunt – u regret becoming a citizen? Contrary to what the immigration officials seemed to convey to you during your ceremony, words have meaning – especially when you say them under oath. Besides, she said, “I like being British.” (For the record, Brits who become American citizens are dual citizens, because under British law anyone born British stays British no matter how many other citizenships they may take up.) But on Fox & Friends, the conservative network’s morning show, her jokes were taken as a slam at Republicans and at citizenship.

Plus, not really interested in your political views,” while Mike Gagliano simply added, “Please leave.” Following the backlash she appeared on the actress appeared on The Today Show to try and make amends issuing an apology and saying it was an “off hand joke”. It is true that we, immigrants who become citizens by naturalization, have to learn a heck of a lot more about U.S. history and government than the average citizen might know. On Tuesday, co-host Anna Kooiman was blunt about Blunt: Get out, she said. “Well you know what, then why don’t you leave Hollywood, California, and let some American women take on the roles that you’re getting, because Americans are watching your movies and lining your pockets,” Kooiman said.

He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.’ Blunt, who has transitioned to something of an action star after appearing opposite Tom Cruise in sci-fi flick Edge of Tomorrow, has explained how some producers wanted her part in Sicario changed to a male role, but the screenwriters refused. I still keep up with the Swedish Royals — they are like distant family members to me and it is nice to see them grown up — but I would not curtsy if I met them.

I do not believe in systems of government that gives certain rights to a person, based on the color of their skin, religious background, gender or bloodline. Contrary to many countries where only a select few can become leaders, our system of government proves your background or social class will not determine your future. And I sure do hope that soon enough we will also see our country elect a female president — we are, after all, fifty percent of the nation’s population.

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