Crazy Drew Barrymore Interview Pulled From Magazine
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Earlier this month, a passenger on an EgyptAir flight noticed something odd in their in-flight magazine. It was a Drew Barrymore feature interview that started strangely with "Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life..." and got stranger and stranger from there. The passenger, writer and political analyst Adam Baron, snapped a few pictures of the bizarre article and tweeted them out with the caption "This interview with Drew Barrymore in the Egypt Air in flight magazine is, umm, surreal."
This interview with Drew Barrymore in the Egypt Air in flight magazine is, umm, surreal. pic.twitter.com/fN3lNHXbL0— Adam Baron (@adammbaron) October 2, 2018
Baron's tweet went viral, catching the attention of many notable entities, including Ms. Barrymore and her team, EgyptAir, in-flight magazine publisher Al-Ahram, author Aida Takla O’Reilly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and several news outlets.
Here are some of our favorite quotes:
"It is known that Barrymore has had almost 17 relationships, engagements and marriages; psychologists believe that her behavior is only natural since she lacked the male role model in her life after her parents’ divorce when she was only 9 years old." - Aida Takla O’Reilly
"I find this a great opportunity to encourage every woman who is overweight to work on regaining her beauty and body, especially that it is not as hard as one may think; it is all about determination and following the appropriate diet under the supervision of a physician." - "Drew Barrymore" on her weight.
"Despite their young ages that do not exceed 5 years, they know the name of the American President, the names of Presidents and Kings of some major countries and the names of several substantial figures in the political scene." - "Drew Barrymore" on her children.
It had to be fake, right? Not according to statements tweeted out by EgyptAir and the author, Takla O’Reilly, on October 2nd and 3rd:
Come on, lady. You can't even spell "Drew Barrymore" right? You're a writer! Proofread something! Anything!
At the very least, judging by the tweet's consistency with the quality of the article, we can figure that it really is the author of the infamous piece and not a fake Twitter account looking for attention. Little victories.
Over the past two weeks, Barrymore's team battled it out with the airline and magazine pr reps, insisting that the interview never took place. Yesterday, October 16th, they finally got closure.
EgyptAir and Al-Ahram have agreed to stop printing the issue and are pulling existing copies from their planes. The author of the piece, who's own name was misspelled in the byline (as "Tekla") has not commented on the issue since her tweet on the 3rd.