EgyptAir has reportedly pulled the latest edition of its in-flight magazine after Drew Barrymore‘s reps said an interview in the mag was bogus.
The piece on Barrymore went viral after a passenger posted the article with questionable quotes from the “Charlie’s Angels” star, including comments on weight loss that she would “encourage every woman who is overweight to work on regaining her beauty and body, especially that it is not as hard as one may think.”
The piece also claimed unnamed “psychologists” view Barrymore’s behavior as “subconsciously seeking attention and care from a male figure,” and added the actress, “has had almost 17 relationships, engagements and marriages.”
A rep for Barrymore later said the star did not participate in the interview.
But its author, Aida Takla O’Reilly — a former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — tweeted that the talk was indeed, “genuine & far from fake. As far as Drew we interviewed her several times I saw her grow up before my eyes she is charming and talented.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, sources now say that EgyptAir and the mag’s publisher Al-Ahram have agreed to stop printing copies of the publication’s latest issue, and to pull existing copies from planes after the high-flying controversy.
Takla O’Reilly, whose name was misspelled in the article’s byline as “Tekla,” has not tweeted since her initial statement on Oct. 3. She had also noted that the magazine and other outlets are, “authorized to edit the final version of the interviews.”
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