Actress Emily Blunt
Actress Emily Blunt arrives for the premiere of "Edge of Tomorrow" in New York May 28, 2014. The movie premiered in three countries in one day. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Emily Blunt left the anchors over at “Fox & Friends” unimpressed with her joke about being an American citizen. Blunt had expressed her regret being American after she watched a Republican debate on TV.

Blunt recently hinted that she regrets being an American citizen during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The actress was at the Toronto Film Festival to promote her film “Sicario” when she was asked about Donald Trump’s vie for U.S. presidency.

“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?'" the actress said.

Blunt’s American citizenship was also brought up during her guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week. Emily said she feels “strange” being an American citizen and told Kimmel about it.

“People ask me about it 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,” the actress tells Kimmel in the video below.

It’s uncertain if Emily meant for her statements to be a joke as she was also laughing as she talked to Kimmel. However, the hosts over at “Fox & Friends” were clearly not impressed and took offence at her comments. Co-host Anna Kooiman was the first to speak up against Blunt’s statements.

“You know what, then 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,” Kooiman is heard saying in the video shared by Fox News.

Her fellow hosts continued the outburst with Steve Doocy saying that Blunt “just Dixie Chicked herself.” He says that because of Blunt’s comments about her American citizenship, she may have already “alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.” According to US Weekly, Doocy’s statement refers to the country girl group Dixie Chicks’ concert in London, where they publicly denounced President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.

Blunt also received backlash from some American citizens on social media for her comments.

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Source:YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live