There is normally nothing I love more than a wacky Drew Barrymore TikTok. This is the woman who encouraged us all to “go out into the rain” and who cried upon discovering a hidden window during a remodel. But with her recent video introducing the “Pizza Salad,” she has officially gone too far. I’m sorry, Drew Barrymore, but I simply cannot condone this behavior.
Last week, Barrymore shared her unique way of eating pizza on social media, and it might be the most controversial thing she’s ever done. “If you’re having a day when you’re trying to not eat the bread,” she said in the video, as she grabbed a slice of what looks like veggie pizza, “I just take the top of the pizza and a little salad, which has basically all the same toppings as the pizza, and then I make a pizza salad.” By “take the top of the pizza,” she means that she literally scrapes off the tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings (here: green peppers and olives) to add to a side salad, thus creating the monstrosity she dubs “pizza salad.”
Granted, for those who are gluten intolerant or have other dietary restrictions, this could be a great life hack. And I am pro adding warm toppings to a salad. But massacring a perfectly good slice of pizza just because you don’t feel like eating bread? No, that’s where I draw the line. This is a crime against pizza, and even Barrymore knows it! “I’m sure people are going to be like, ‘How dare you do this to pizza?’” she said in the video. “I feel really guilty about it myself.” To Drew’s credit, she does end the video by taking a bite of a fresh slice, bread and all. Still, as comedian Mike Birbiglia commented, “Drew, I’m filing a lawsuit on behalf of pizza.” I would like to join.