Barbra Streisand Called Out Apple CEO Tim Cook on Siri’s Grave, Grave Mistake
Barbra Streisand noticed that Siri, the woman trapped inside of your iPhone, pronounces her last name wrong so she called Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and told him to fix it because she is the master of our collective fate.
Streisand told NPR that she reached out to Cook when it came to her attention that Siri was pronouncing “Streisand” as “Streizand,” with a hard S that sounds like a Z as opposed to with a soft S.
“Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach,” she tells NPR. “I’ve been saying this for my whole career. And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on September 30th.”
“So let’s see if that happens because I will be thrilled,” adds Streisand, who is currently on tour promoting her new album of duets, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
Streizand’s Streisand’s full interview in the player below.