Last week, Emily Blunt was on Jimmy Kimmel talking to him about becoming a citizen, and how bizarre the process was because she basically had to renounce her Queen. She was charming, and lovely, and completely inoffensive. I watched it at the time, and didn’t think anything of it.
“It’s so strange and slightly disarming,” Blunt said, about becoming an American citizen. “I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it. People asked me about [it] the whole day. They were like, ‘Oh, it must have been so emotional.’ And I was like, ‘It wasn’t. It was sad! I like being British. It was the most bizarre day.”
She also made a very off-hand joke about regretting the decision after having seen the first Republican debate.
“I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’”
It was nothing. NOTHING.
But of course those assholes over at Fox News thought it was something, because they’re petty little pissants with meningitis of the mouth.
“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,” Fox & Friends cohost Anna Kooiman said with a straight face.
“You know what Emily Blunt just did? She just Dixie Chicked herself. She has alienated half the country, that now will think twice about going to one of her movies,” Steve Doocey — who has no actual brain — said on television loud enough for people to actually hear him.
Dixie Chicked herself? REALLY?
What the actual fuck?
Anyway, the Fox News clip went all over the Internet, and no one actually listened to Emily Blunt’s original interview and checked it for the joking tone and suddenly Emily Blunt is ISIS or something and Donald Trump is probably already planning to deport her on his first day of office.
And now Blunt has felt compelled to apologize, which is so completely unnecessary.
“I just, it was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those I caused offense,” Blunt told the Today show. “It was just an off-hand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late-night or something.”
You make all the jokes you want, Blunt. Fuck Steve Doocey in the eye hole.