17 of the Funniest Tweets from September 18, 2023
As quick as they were to return to the airwaves, talk-show hosts are now doing a complete 180 on any production during the ongoing strikes. After taking down her “Imagine”-esque apology video, Drew Barrymore announced on Instagram that she’s decided to pause work on her new season until the writers’ strike concludes. She wrote that she has listened to the criticism against her and extended an apology to those she’d hurt — namely, her hardworking team.
In stark contrast to Barrymore’s seemingly genuine reversal, Bill Maher’s dripped in condescension. “My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” the Real Time host tweeted. “Now that both sides have agreed to go back to the negotiating table I’m going to delay the return of Real Time, for now, and hope they can finally get this done.”
Let these decisions be proof of one thing: bullying works!
Meanwhile, per Leslie Jones, Chris Rock sought counseling after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars. The comedian told People that she was infuriated when she watched the incident play out from home and “was going to jump in (her) car and roll up there” to defend her longtime friend. The latest bit of news around the 18-month-old controversy proves that it’s not leaving the headlines anytime soon.
Another thing here to stay are the funny tweets on the timeline. Today’s roundup includes those about a comforting dog, the forbidden cocktail of DayQuil and NyQuil and a father’s love for his daughter’s side-chick relationship status.