Emily Blunt Apologizes for Controversial Political Citizenship Joke
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The 'Sicario' actress has been facing backlash over her joke about the first GOP debate and her new status as an American citizen.

AceShowbiz - %cEmily Blunt% addresses backlash over her joke about the first GOP debate and her new status as an American citizen. Speaking on "Today", %cJohn Krasinski%'s wife says, "It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense. It was just an offhand joke. I think I'll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something."

Emily also says she has no regrets about obtaining her new American citizenship. "It's really meaningful," the "Edge of Tomorrow" actress explains, "You know, I mean, my two favorite people in the world are American - my husband [John Krasinski] and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great!"

Emily previously received backlash after commenting on the first GOP debate. The "Into the Woods" actress told The Hollywood Reporter at the time, "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?' "

"Fox & Friends" co-host Anna Kooiman then responded, "Well you know what, then why don't you leave Hollywood, California, and let some American women take on the roles that you're getting."

In another interview with PEOPLE, Emily said, "You know, what scared me was watching the Republican debate after becoming a citizen. That scared me more than this movie." The "Sicario" star added that she would always consider herself "half American."

Some Twitter users slammed Emily for her remarks.

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