Oprah Winfrey Defends Drew Barrymore After Criticism Over ‘Awkward’ Interview Style

Oprah Winfrey is coming to Drew Barrymore’s defense. Earlier this week, critics slammed “The Drew Barrymore Show” host for holding the media mogul’s hand and rubbing her arm during their interview on the daytime show. Following the interaction, haters took to the comments section on Instagram and called Drew’s style “awkward” and “uncomfortable.” On Tuesday, TMZ caught up with the 69-year-old and said in a video interview with the outlet that she found the moment sweet, not distressing. “I was actually comforted by the stroking of the arm. I went home and told Stedman, ‘You’ve gotta stroke my arm,’” she told the publication. “No, I was not uncomfortable at all.”