Actress Emily Blunt, who said on Monday that after watching the first GOP debate that she thought her decision to become an American citizen “was a terrible mistake,” has now apologized for what she claims was a joke gone wrong:
From The Hill:
Actress Emily Blunt says she regrets telling reporters she reconsidered her American citizenship following the first GOP presidential debate.
“It so was not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense,” she told host Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today” on Thursday.
“It was just an off-hand joke,” the British movie star added. “I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”
Blunt appeared in a video interview published on Monday and sparked outrage by joking about the first Republican presidential debate last month.
“I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the debate and I thought, ‘this was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’” she quipped.
Blunt said Thursday that attaining U.S. citizenship was an honor she deeply cherishes.
Her apology probably has nothing to do with the fact that her huge new movie on the drug war between the U.S. and Mexico, “Sicario,” comes out on October 1, right?
Yeah … the apology now is a total coincidence.
And for many on Twitter, her apology is not totally accepted:
Blunt had come under fire for her original statement, including from the co-hosts of “Fox and Friends” who told her to leave Hollywood and let American women take the roles she’s getting:
Now, let’s see if her comments hurt her movie at the box office.