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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

EgyptAir stands by its bizzaro-world “interview” with Drew Barrymore

Horus maintains verity of bizarre Drew Barrymore the interview: Al Ahram advertising agency issued a statement yesterday (pdf) maintaining that a Drew Barrymore interview published in EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine was not fabricated. The questionable interview in Horus magazine had raised eyebrows last week when it went viral on social media, especially after Barrymore’s publicist called it out as false, denying the actress ever spoke to a Horus reporter. The magazine, however, said the interview was conducted by their Hollywood correspondent Aida Tekla in her capacity as a member of Hollywood Foreign Press Association and not an EgyptAir reporter. The agency also defended the (rather offensive) introductory paragraph of the profile as “editorial creativity.” The AP and Reuters picked up the story.

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