Drew Barrymore’s Emotional Apology Amidst Strike Controversy, Yet Her Talk Show Will Persist: National Coverage

After facing intense criticism, Drew Barrymore became emotional and tearfully apologized to the striking Writer’s Guild of America (WGA), but reiterated her decision to resume filming her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. In a video posted on Instagram, the 48-year-old actress tried to explain her choice to continue production during the ongoing writers’ strike. She emphasized that she wanted to take full responsibility for her actions and not hide behind PR tactics. Visibly moved, Barrymore acknowledged that she understood her decision wouldn’t be acceptable to everyone and apologized deeply to writers and unions.

Barrymore addressed concerns about why she would proceed with the show without her team of WGA writers, stating that she didn’t expect the level of attention but would ensure compliance with the rules. She expressed her intention to support other people’s jobs and emphasized that her goal was to create a show that could provide comfort during challenging times. Barrymore asserted that she personally owned the decision to resume production and clarified that the show would not discuss or promote any struck film or television.

However, her apology has not been well received, with critics and upset WGA members arguing that her apology held little value if she continued filming despite the strike. Many took to social media to voice their disappointment and disbelief at her decision. Some questioned whether she was a “scab” or would employ scab writers in place of union members. As a consequence of her choice, Barrymore was dropped as the host of the 74th U.S. National Book Awards ceremony.

Despite the backlash, The Drew Barrymore Show resumed filming this week at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. As a result of the ongoing writers’ strike, episodes of the talk show produced during this time will not include any WGA writers. The decision has sparked protests from WGA members and supporters outside the CBS Broadcast Center, expressing their discontent and demanding a shutdown of the show.

The Writers Guild of America, East confirmed that any writing being done for The Drew Barrymore Show during the strike is in violation of WGA rules. However, Barrymore’s work as the show’s host does not go against strike rules as the actors fall under a separate SAG-AFTRA contract. Other productions, including The Jennifer Hudson Show and The Talk, have also decided to resume production without employing WGA writers. New episodes of The Drew Barrymore Show are set to air from September 18 onwards.


Denial of responsibility! Vigour Times is an automatic aggregator of Global media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, and all materials to their authors. For any complaint, please reach us at – [email protected]. We will take necessary action within 24 hours.
DMCA compliant image

Leave a Comment