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Social Media Has Already Won the Strike

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore was never going to get away with bringing her show back. Photo by John Lamparski/Getty
Matthew Belloni
September 17, 2023

I know Drew Barrymore has an experienced publicist, Stephen Huvane, and that both the CAA and CBS braintrusts are advising her. But here’s a free statement that she could have put out instead of the bizarre hostage videos that turned her into perhaps the most high-profile villain of the strike, going from “I own this choice” to “I have no words to express my deepest apologies” in less than a week: