Emily Blunt has had a busy summer. In August, the Brit-born actress became an American citizen. On Monday she joked that the August GOP Republican debate had her rethinking her decision. And today on The Today Show she apologized for the joke, after Fox & Friends criticized the joke. Joking that some disheartening moment in politics made you question your American pride isn't new, nor is it solely something brought out by liberals. Think of your many conservative Facebook friends who vowed they'd flee to Canada after gay marriage was legalized. However, Fox & Friends anchors were not amused by Blunt, with Steve Doocy commenting, "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."
But Blunt didn't make the remark to make waves, and clarified her affection for her adopted country on The Today Show this morning, explaining, "It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those I caused offense It was just an off-hand joke. I think I'll probably leave the political jokes to late-night or something."