Last week, a presumably fake interview with actress Drew Barrymore went viral online after one passenger noticed something odd in EgyptAir's in-flight magazine.
Writer Adam Baron was en-route to Cairo when he spotted the so-called feature article in Horus, the airline's in-flight magazine. He shared photos of the "surreal" feature on Oct. 2, amassing over 2,000 re-tweets at the time of writing.
A spokesperson for Barrymore told HuffPost that she "did not participate" in the interview and "that her team is working with the airline PR team."
On Monday, the airline issued a statement apologizing for the article. It shifted the blame on the advertising agency responsible for pieces published in Horus. It "has an agreement with Al-Ahram advertising agency, which edits articles and interviews for the Egyptian carrier's in-flight magazine, Horus."
"It is known that Barrymore has had almost 17 relationships ... psychologists believe that her behavior is only natural"
The article, written by Aida Tekla, included embarrassing grammatical errors and typos. The content is not just fake, but offensive.
"It was offensively written and implies [Barrymore] is mentally unstable without male influence. [It also] questions if women really need rights," one Twitter user wrote.
The opening paragraph of the article referred to Barrymore as "unstable in her relationships." The article also included quotes reportedly taken from Barrymore in which she says she "would only resume my career when I feel that my daughters can depend on themselves."