Drew Barrymore viral interview goes from beyond bizarre to ‘frankly offensive’


Drew Barrymore has charmed us for years, but a new interview with the actress has gone viral for reasons ranging from bizarre quotes to sexist statements.

Drew Barrymore had us from the moment she appeared at age seven as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Through the years, Barrymore has shown herself to be a woman who values other women, concerned more with being a good parent to her kids and her female friendships than worrying about attaining a bikini body.

According to Pop Sugar, Barrymore once insisted that she doesn’t have a bikini body, but that’s okay. “I don’t even have a one-piece anymore,” she said. “The messages we send to ourselves and to other women, what we relay to our children, those messages have to be based on reality.”

And yet, a recent interview with Barrymore published in EgyptAir has the actress doing a complete 180. The story, posted to Twitter, quickly became viral due to its representation of Barrymore and the overall odd feel to it.

Did Drew Barrymore make those statements?

The article ranges from offering sexist comments about women in general (the author describes being a mother as Barrymore’s most crucial role) to bizarre quotes that Barrymore allegedly made. It also features negative comments about her life, labeling her as unstable in her relationships.

The author also wrote that Barrymore had “recently decided to temporary [sic] take an unlimited vacation” to parent her daughters, Olive and Frankie.

While EgyptAir is on the defense, calling it a professional magazine interview, Barrymore’s spokespeople say that she “did not participate in the interview.” According to BBC News, author Aida Takla O’Reilly has responded by calling the article “genuine and far from fake.”

Posted on Twitter by political analyst Adam Baron, the article was described as surreal. Among the questionable quotes, Barrymore allegedly advised other women who are overweight to shed the excess pounds.

“I feel overwhelmed when someone tells me that I have regained my image and managed to lose that extra weight,” the article claims Barrymore stated. “However, 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.”

Barrymore gets subjected to amateur analysis

Just in case all that wasn’t enough, Mashable pointed out that the article also contains a paragraph of “odd (and frankly offensive) bit of amateur psychoanalysis.”

The paragraph in question describes Barrymore as having gone through “almost 17 relationships, engagements and marriages.” It then goes on to refer to psychologists (no sources listed) who allegedly “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.”

The author insists that ever since her parents divorced, Barrymore “has been subconsciously seeking attention and care from a male figure, but unfortunately, things do not always go as planned and she has not yet succeeded in any relationship for various reasons.”

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What do you think of this article about Drew Barrymore? Is it real and showing a different side of the actress, or is it offensively fake? Share your views in the comments below.