Fox & Friends Anchors Blast Emily Blunt for Joke About Republican Debate, Tell Her to “Leave Hollywood” to American Women

Emily Blunt
Fox & Friends anchors told Emily Blunt to leave Hollywood after her comments about the Republican debate and her U.S. citizenship. Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Talk about Blunt! Fox & Friends took a jab at British actress Emily Blunt on Tuesday, Sept. 15, slamming her for her joking comments she made about her newly instated U.S. citizenship. 

The Sicario star, 32, quipped during a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, “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?’”

According to the seemingly disgusted anchors, Blunt also called her citizenship ceremony “sad,” and said, “I like being British.” 

Fox & Friends co-host Anna Kooiman took offense to the joke, declaring, “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.” 

Her fellow Fox News channel stars continued the rant, with Steve Doocy noting, “She just Dixie Chicked herself. She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.” 

The co-host was referring to the 2003 incident in which the country girl group the Dixie Chicks publicly denounced President George W. Bush and the Iraq War while in concert in London. 

Blunt, for her part, is having fun with her new status as an American citizen. Earlier this week she dressed up like Lady Liberty on The Ellen Degeneres Show and sang “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” 

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