Drew Barrymore Takes Down Apology Video After Massive Backlash


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Drew Barrymore has now deleted an Instagram video she posted Friday morning after receiving strong reactions from fans and fellow celebrities, Deadline reported.

In the video, the 48-year-old actress has remained firm in her decision to resume her show “The Drew Barrymore Show” back on air amid the ongoing writers strike. Barrymore explained her decision and said, “I wanted to do this because as I said, this is bigger than me. And there are other people’s jobs on the line.”

The video has been taken down after a number of high-profile actors and writers have reacted to it, according to Deadline. “Charmed” actress Alyssa Milano told AP that by crossing the picket line, Barrymore has greatly impacted the writers’ strike. “I love her very much. I grew up with her, but I’m not sure that this was the right move for the strike,” said Milano. The “Oppenheimer” actor David Krumholtz also shared his two cents and commented on Barrymore’s post. “It’s complex for thousands, who continue to strike and abide by strike rules. Extremely complex,” per Deadline. (RELATED: Drew Barrymore Defies Writers Strike, Launches New Season Of Her Talk Show)

Writers Guild of America (WGA) has also responded her video, issuing a statement to Deadline. “Drew Barrymore should not be on the air while her writers are on strike fighting for a fair deal. In reality, shows like this cannot operate without writing, and that is struck work.”


Barrymore has opted to delay the return of her daytime talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” until the ongoing strike is resolved. This decision came after the criticism directed at the actress for initially announcing that the show would premiere on Sept. 18 in accordance with WGA guidelines and without the participation of writers.

In an Instagram post, the actress said, “I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over. I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today. We really tried to find our way forward. And I truly hope for a resolution for the entire industry very soon.”

CBS Media Ventures also issued a statement through Variety in support of the actress’ postponement of the show. “We support Drew’s decision to pause the show’s return and understand how complex and difficult this process has been for her.”