Drew Barrymore Gives In After Facing Backlash, Won’t Resume Show Until Strike Concludes

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Drew Barrymore took to Instagram on Sunday and walked back her words, stating she will maintain the freeze on “The Drew Barrymore Show” until the writers’ strike is over.

Barrymore initially released a video on social media stating she would be pushing to relaunch the show in spite of the Hollywood strike, but she immediately faced backlash. Some fans resorted to protesting in front of Barrymore’s studio and lashed out at the star, calling her a “scab.” Barrymore apparently relented to the pressure.

“I have listened to everyone, and I am making the decision to pause the show’s premiere until the strike is over,” she wrote on Instagram.


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Barrymore used her platform to publicly apologize to those who were offended by her initial decision to defy the strike.

“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,” she wrote to Instagram.

“We really tried to find our way forward. And I truly hope for a resolution for the entire industry very soon,” she said.

Barrymore had initially noted her show launched in the middle of a pandemic and felt if she could do it then, in the face of adversity, she’d be able to see her show take off now amid a strike. (RELATED: ‘Not The Only People With Issues’: Bill Maher Announces Return Of Show Amid Writers’ Strike)

The famous actress has since removed the post in which she noted, “I wanted to do this because as I said, this is bigger than me. And there are other people’s jobs on the line.”