Why is Fox News — which is at least intended to be a “news” channel — discussing Hollywood actress Emily Blunt, you might ask? Well, you see, Emily recently became a US citizen since she’s married to John Krasinski, and she jokingly commented in an interview that seeing Republicans made her wonder what she’d done and if it was a huge mistake. Hilarious (and true), right? Well, not to Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Anna Kooiman, and Brian Kilmeade. They’re calling for Emily to get her English ass out of this glorious country because she’s sullying the red, white, and blue!
Here’s Gawker‘s round-up:
Blunt’s crime? It was truly audacious—she made a little joke: “I became an American citizen recently and that night we decided to watch the Republican debate, and I thought this was a terrible mistake. What have I done?”
“I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it. 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.’”
Not one to let an obvious joke slide is Fox & Friends cohost Anna Kooiman, who rather impressively doesn’t laugh, not even once, as she scolds Blunt: “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.”
Anything else the viewers need to know?
“By the way, she lived with Michael Buble in Vancouver and then married John Krasinski,” says Brian Kilmeade—who is not, surprisingly, just out of a coma. He concedes Krasinski “was very good on The Office.”
“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 Doocy, an employee of Fox News, says out loud.
Christ almighty. I suppose Emily should be pleased that she’s more important than actual world news? I mean, it’s not like everything’s falling apart around us that a news channel would likely think it important to talk about in an extremely biased fashion!
I’ve loved Emily since My Summer of Love, so I’ll hear no ill spoken against her generally speaking, but since it’s Fox idiots, it’s easy enough to turn the other cheek.