Drew Barrymore Deletes Emotional Apology Video As WGA Cancels

Drew Barrymore Deletes Emotional Apology Video As WGA Cancels

My intentions have never been in a place to upset or hurt anyone.
It’s not who I am.
Drew Barrymore is explaining why she made the controversial decision to bring back her top show
amid the ongoing writer’s strike.
The Charlie’s Angel Star announced earlier this week that the Drew Barrymore show
will return for its fourth season on September 18.
Following the announcement the actress was highly criticized for returning
amid the writer’s guild of America’s strike.
which has now lasted several months.
But on Friday she responded to that criticism in a heartfelt four-minute video
on Instagram.
taking full accountability over the show’s return.
I believe there’s nothing I can do or say in this moment to make it okay.
I wanted to own a decision so that it wasn’t a PR protected situation.
And I would just take full responsibility for my actions.
I know there’s just nothing I can do that will make this okay for those that is not okay with.
I fully accept that.
I fully understand that.
The 48-year-old actress also explained how later the decision was
admitting her intentions were never to hurt anyone.
There are so many reasons why this is so complex.
And I just want everyone to know my intentions have never been in a place to upset or hurt anyone.
It’s not who I am.
I’ve been through so many ups and downs in my life.
And this is one of them.
Drew then went on to emotionally apologize to those who are negatively impacted by the decision.
I deeply apologize to writers.
I deeply apologize to unions.
I deeply apologize.
I don’t exactly know what to say because sometimes when things are so tough.
It’s hard to make decisions from that place.
So all I can say is that I wanted to accept responsibility.
And now I don’t have a PR machine behind this.
You say in a Clarita diet start and directly address why she ultimately decided to bring back the show
amid the ongoing strikes.
There’s a huge question of the why.
Why am I doing this?
Well.
I certainly couldn’t have expected this kind of attention.
And we aren’t going to 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 the line.
And since launching live in a pandemic.
I just wanted to make a show that was there for people in sensitive times.
The actress admitted she quote.
wait the scales while making her decision.
And ultimately thought quote.
that we can go on during a global pandemic and everything that the world has experienced through 2020.
Why would this sideline us?
I want to just put one foot in front of the other and make a show that’s there for people.
Regardless of anything else that’s happening in the world.
because that’s when I think we all need something that wants to be there being very realistic and very realistic times.
So that is my why.
After Drew announced that her show would come back earlier this week.
the talk and the Jennifer Hudson show also announced their returns.
The blended star is not in violation of the current SAG after strike rules according to Variety.
because her work as a host is covered by a different contract than the one the actors are disputing.
WGA East released a statement on X formerly known as Twitter.
pertaining to the Drew Barrymore shows return writing quote.
The Drew Barrymore show is a WGA covered structure that is planning to return without its writers.
The Guild has and will continue to pick its structures that are in production during the strike.
Any writing on the Drew Barrymore show is in violation of WGA strike rules.
Other talk shows that have returned during the strike are the view live with Kelly and Mark and Timron Hall.

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