Emily Blunt Apologizes for Her “OffHand” American Citizen Joke Following the …

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

British-born actress Emily Blunt has formally apologized for comments she made about not being ‘entirely thrilled’ over her newly-attained US citizenship.

Sorry, America! apologized on the Today show on Thursday, Sept. 17, for joking that she regrets becoming an American citizen following the first GOP debate. “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. 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? Please leave MY COUNTRY – THE ONE THAT MADE U A STAR #UNGRATEFUL #ARROGANT,” read some of the tweets that soon flooded the Internet following 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,” she told Savannah Guthrie. “It was just an offhand joke.

I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.” “It’s really meaningful,” Blunt explained. “You know, I mean, my two favorite people in the world are American — my husband [John Krasinski] and my daughter. Contrary to what the immigration officials seemed to convey to you during your ceremony, words have meaning – especially when you say them under oath. 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. 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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