Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir’s magazine sorry for ‘surreal’ article.
EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine has apologised over an interview with actress drew Barrymore that was slated on social media after being published.
The article went viral when being posted online, with several questioning whether or not the interview was real.
Barrymore’s representatives said she “did not participate” in the interview, which was notable for a number of grammatical and spelling errors.
The publisher now says the confusion was due to translation issues.
Ahram Advertising Agency, which publishes the EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine Horus, said the interview was conducted in English by its Hollywood reporter Aida Takla O’Reilly, then translated into Arabic and subsequently translated back into English.
“We apologise for any misunderstanding that might be interpreted as an offence to the great artist,” the agency said.
The “surreal” article was spotted last week.