An “interview” of Hollywood celebrity Drew Barrymore in the EgyptAir in-flight magazine raised many eyebrows for its questionable content. Not surprisingly, it is fake. But did EgyptAir have to make it so obvious?
Let’s just examine a few excerpts from the article. For example, the opening paragraph:
Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life, despite the several unsuccessful marriages and despite the busy life of stardom that dominated her life for several years; the beautiful American Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has recently decided to temporary [sic] take an unlimited vacation to play her most crucial role as a mother.
Unstable relationships and “several” unsuccessful marriages. Hmm. Let’s dig deeper.
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.
How about on weight?
I feel overwhelmed when someone tells me that I have regained my image and managed to lose that extra weight, especially that I felt depressed due to the significant increase in my weight after delivering Frankie. 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; it is all about determination and following the appropriate diet under the supervision of a physician.
That’s sage advice…
I cannot deny that women made a great achievement over the past century. This is naturally reflected on women in the west who will not be satisfied unless they gain the rights they deserve to the society. This is especially true since women exert tremendous efforts that men are incapable of exerting due to their numerous commitments and obligations.
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
images: Adam Baron / Twitter
It’s Fake News, But EgyptAir Digs In
A spokesman for Barrymore confirmed the story is fake and Barrymore did not sit for an interview with anyone from EgyptAir.
But that has not stopped Egyptair or Aida Takla-O’Reilly from insisting the interview was real.
Dear sir, this a professional magazine interview conducted by Dr. Aida Tekla Former president of the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) and one of the voting members of the Golden Globes.
— EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) October 3, 2018
The author’s name is Takla. Speaking of which, she also took to Twitter to defend her interview with “Barrimoor”.
This doesn't negate the fact that the interview with Drew Barrimoor which took place in New York is genuine &far from fake.
As far as Drew we interviewed her several times I saw her grow up before my eyes she is charming and talented.@EGYPTAIR
— Aida (@Aidatakla1) October 3, 2018
I feel like I cannot top the commentary above and should just leave it at that. What a story…
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Um, who cares about “Barrimoor”. This was wasted space that could have been used for something more relevant or informative.
So is your reply.
Aida should be getting employment offers from CNN and MSNBC soon!
Oh look someone trying to create political discord, on a pop culture piece. Are you proud of yourself? Would it be more interesting if I said something along the lines of Fox News will be providing an offer as well?
Too late, Kevin, FOX already beat them to it.
Maybe there really was an interview with Drew Barimoor. No doubt they also interviewed Justun Timberlake and Emma Wattson. Sigh. You can’t make this stuff up.