Appalled by Emily Blunt’s recent remark that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching the first GOP debate—a joke that has since sparked the hashtag #GoHomeEmily on Twitter—Fox News is now telling the actress to remove her ungrateful, Anglophile self from Hollywood.
“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,” Anna Kooiman said, barely containing her hurt and anger, during a segment of Fox & Friends on Monday.
Kooiman’s colleagues agreed. One even went so far as to open up old conservative wounds (and create a new verb in the process) when he compared Blunt to the once beloved, since branded traitorous Dixie Chicks.
“You know what Emily Blunt just did?” Steve Doocy said. “She just Dixie Chicked herself. She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.”
The Dixie Chicks, you may recall, were outspoken in their opposition to George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. In a 2003 concert in London, lead vocalist Natalie Maines said, “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.” The group never recovered.