After the wave of criticism that was unleashed against her, Drew Barrymore reported that, after all, she will pause the production of her talk show The Drew Barrymore Show until the writers’ and actors’ strikes end.
The presenter made this decision after being singled out and even called a scab through social networks for resuming her talk show, even though for several weeks writers and actors in Hollywood have decided to remain on strike.
Barrymore explained that the change of decision was made after listening to public comments. She also expressed gratitude towards her team and fans, as well as his sincere apologies for any damage caused.
“I have listened to everyone, and I am deciding to pause the premiere of the show until the strike is over I have no words to express my sincerest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team that works on the show and has made it what it is today.”
It should be noted that the actress indicated that her decision was not protected by public relations agents, so she accepted full responsibility for her actions.
Drew Barrymore apologizes for bringing back her talk show during the writers’ strike and explains why she is doing it:
“We aren’t gonna break rules and we will be in compliance. I wanted to do this because, as I said, this is bigger than me and there are other people’s jobs on… pic.twitter.com/Mqb4chyKzp
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Why Are the Writers and Actors on Strike?
Hollywood actors and screenwriters are currently on simultaneous strike, an event not seen in more than six decades and which has had a significant impact on most film and television productions. Among the demands raised by the striking actors are the request for an increase in their salaries and the need to review the payments for replay rights, which, according to union members, have been significantly reduced due to the rise of online streaming services.
Replay rights are additional payments that actors receive each time the series or movies in which they have participated are rebroadcast. Actors and writers receive almost nothing from streaming services, although their shows are extremely popular there. Both unions are also fighting against the usage of AI in the industry, which is still not regulated.
This story was written in Spanish by Mariana Martell in Cultura Colectiva