Fox & Friends Tells Emily Blunt to Leave Hollywood After Jokes About Citizenship
Emily Blunt became a United States citizen and already she is being told to get out, by Fox & Friends. The Sicario actress was joking after the Republican debate while at the Toronto International Film Festival. Apparently Fox & Friends found her humor offensive.
Blunt joked during an interview at the film fest saying, “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?'”
The Fox & Friends crew also took issue with her describing the citizenship ceremony as “sad.” Co-host Anna Kooiman was offended and had some strong words for Blunt. She said, “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 co-host Steve Doocy chimed in saying, “She just Dixie Chicked herself. She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.”
He was referring to the incident back in 2003 in which the Dixie Chicks publicly called out President George W. Bush over the Iraq war. The group received death threats and suffered a backlash after their comments.
Their co-host Brian Kilmeade agreed commenting on Blunt’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in which she joked about the citizenship ceremony and being asked to renounce Queen Elizabeth. Blunt thought it was weird and called it “kind of typically American.” Kilmeade wanted to know “Why is that typical American?”
Kilmeade followed up with, “Congratulations. You’re an American citizen and you’re very unhappy.”
Is it that slow of a news day that the Fox & Friends crew has nothing else to talk about? Blunt was clearly making a joke and while they don’t have to get her sense of humor it seems an odd thing to take offense at. Or they are possibly forgetting that as an American, Blunt was exercising her right to free speech.
Fox & Friends leans towards the conservative side of things and promote the idea that Americans are losing jobs because of illegal immigration. Are they afraid that American actresses are in danger of losing their jobs too? Maybe its time the Fox & Friends hosts develop a sense of humor.
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