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Drew Barrymore is going on strike … she’s backing out from hosting duties for the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards to show solidarity with the writers fighting for better pay.
The actress was supposed to host this weekend’s award show, but announced Thursday she was pulling out.
Drew explained her decision in a statement to Deadline, saying … “I have listened to the writers, and in order to truly respect them, I will pivot from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike.
She continues … “Everything we celebrate and honor about movies and television is born out of their creation. And until a solution is reached, I am choosing to wait but I’ll be watching from home and hope you will join me.”
As you know … the Writers Guild of America started striking earlier this week, with writers going up against major studios for a bigger slice of the pie.
Drew’s set to host next year’s award show, and Deadline reports MTV is not going to replace her this weekend, instead opting to go without a host this year due to the strike.
The producers who put on the MTV Movie & TV Awards also sent a statement to Deadline, saying … “We understand and deeply respect her decision. She’s a legend – as a host and a fan – and we are excited to welcome her back in 2024.”
See ya next May, Drew.