British actress asked to leave US over 'nasty' joke

Emily Blunt is been forced to leave America after joking she regrets 'becoming American' on The Hollywood Reporter

Emily Blunt

Popular British actress, Emily Blunt once joked she regrets "becoming American" and now she's been forced to eat back her words … or 'irrelevant' joke!

Conservatives claim her tongue-in-check comments 'alienated half the country' and now demand that she returns to her home country, UK.

If you are lost, let us fill you in: Emily recently joked to The Hollywood Reporter: "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?' I'm not sure I’m entirely thrilled about [becoming a American]. People ask me about the whole day. They were like, ‘Oh it must have been so emotional.’ I was like, ‘It wasn’t, it was sad. I like being British.'" she said.

Unfortunately, Emily’s comments didn’t sit well with many Americans, including many conservatives and a host or two at Fox & Friends. S,o on the September 17 episode of the 'Today Show', Emily apologized for her remarks.

"It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense,” Emily told host Savannah Guthrie during the interview.

Adding that, "It was just an offhand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something. It’s really meaningful. You know, I mean, my two favorite people in the world are American – my husband ( and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great!"

Emily became an American citizen during an oath ceremony at the United States Court House in Los Angeles on August 4.

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