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#DrewTheRightThing

Actress Drew Barrymore goes back on the decision to air “The Drew Barrymore Show” and return to the spotlight amidst the writers strike.
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On Sunday, Sept. 17, Drew Barrymore took to Instagram yet again, sharing a post to take back a statement she made the previous week announcing the return of The Drew Barrymore Show despite the ongoing writers strike. “I have no words to express my deepest apologies to anyone I have hurt and, of course, to our incredible team who works on the show and has made it what it is today,” Drew wrote.

The week before, Drew announced the return of The Drew Barrymore Show on Instagram, despite the ongoing WGA strike that started in May of this year. The Writers Guild of America represents 11,500 screenwriters on strike over an ongoing labor dispute with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television. While Barrymore expressed “astute humility” for the return of the shows airing, the WGA confirms the show is a WGA-covered, struck show returning without its writers, violating strike rules.

Brady Bedsworth, a video arts teacher at Summit High School, thinks Barrymore was making a statement that could come back to haunt her. “I think that all of Hollywood, not the big moneymakers, but the folks who actually make it happen, are all trying to get treated fairly,” said Bedsworth.

Eila Overcash, AP seminar teacher and librarian at Summit, expresses her disappointment in Drew’s decision to disregard the strike. “It made me really disappointed to hear that because I feel like unions are important and I believe strongly in them, and if the unions are on strike that needs to be respected. It made me annoyed with Drew Barrymore, because I have traditionally liked her,” said Overcash.

Drew’s decision to pause the shows premiere relieves those in support of the ongoing strike, and could set a precedent for other producers’ decisions in the future.

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Evelyn Liew, Staff Writer
If she isn’t procrastinating school work, Evelyn can be found scoring fictitious goals on the soccer field, attempting to surf the heartless waves of southern California, listening to club music in her bedroom, and vicariously living through Gossip Girl. Evelyn hates driving, spiders, and zucchini. As a sophomore at Summit and a first-year staff writer at the Summit Pinnacle, she hopes to knock your socks off with her amazingly and definitely right grammar.

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