EgyptAir: Sorry for Barrymore 'Misunderstanding'

Magazine says much-mocked interview 'with great artist' is real, but a lot got lost in translation
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2018 8:21 AM CDT
Mag Defends Barrymore Interview: It's Real, but Translated
Drew Barrymore attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Santa Clarita Diet" Season 2 at ArcLight Hollywood on March 22.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

EgyptAir's in-flight magazine is apologizing "for any misunderstanding" resulting from its much-ridiculed interview with Drew Barrymore, which it maintains happened despite claims that quotes were taken from a press conference. Horus publisher Ahram Advertising Agency says Barrymore agreed to the interview with Aida Takla O'Reilly "not knowing" it would appear in the magazine, per the BBC. It explained much of the kerfuffle thusly: The text—including an introduction addressing Barrymore's "unstable relationships," penned by an editor—was translated from English to Arabic and back again. "The translator is responsible solely for the accuracy of the translation to English," ABC News quotes from the statement. (More Drew Barrymore stories.)

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