Drew Barrymore slams fake news report claiming ‘she wishes her mother was dead’
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Drew Barrymore has taken to social media to combat tabloid reports that claimed she'd said she 'wishes her mother was dead'.
Barrymore was thrust into the spotlight at the young age of seven, as a result of her first starring role in blockbuster ET.
The actor-turned-TV host emancipated herself from both her parents when she was 14 years old and her relationship with her mother has remained complicated ever since.
Off the back of an interview with Vulture, news reports arose, including an article by Page Six claiming the 48-year-old 'wishes her mom dead' and Barrymore has since spoken out against such articles.
In her interview with Vulture, Barrymore reflected on interviews she conducted on The Drew Barrymore Show with Brooke Shields and Jennette McCurdy.
Barrymore said: "All their moms are gone, and my mom’s not. And I’m like, 'Well, I don’t have that luxury.'
"But I cannot wait. I don’t want to live in a state where I wish someone to be gone sooner than they’re meant to be so I can grow. I actually want her to be happy and thrive and be healthy. But I have to f**king grow in spite of her being on this planet."
However, the TV host later added: "I dared to say it, and I didn’t feel good. I do care. I’ll never not care. I don’t know if I’ve ever known how to fully guard, close off, not feel, build the wall up."
Just a day after the interview was published and tabloids have already run wild with Barrymore's comments.
Condemning the headlines written by some tabloids - for example, the one by Page Six reads: "Drew Barrymore admits she wishes her mother Jaid was dead: 'I cannot wait'" - Barrymore slammed outlets for putting 'words in [her] mouth'.
In a video uploaded to her Instagram, she continues: "You know what? To all the tabloids out there, you have been f**king with my life since I was 13 years old.
"I have never said that I wish my mother was dead. How dare you put those words in my mouth. I have been vulnerable and tried to figure out a very difficult, painful relationship, which admitting it is difficult to do while a parent is alive.
"And that for those of us who have to figure that out in real time, cannot wait, as in they cannot wait for the time, not that the parent is dead."
The star concluded by warning tabloids to not 'twist [her] words around'.
"Don't ever say I wish my mother dead, I never said that, I never would," she adds. "In fact, I go on to say that I wish I never have to live an existence where I would wish that on someone because that is sick."
UNILAD has reached out to Page Six for comment.