Barbra Streisand Called Apple CEO Tim Cook Directly When Siri Mispronounced Her Name

Like a boss 👏

A little mispronunciation can’t rain on her parade!

While some of us may still marvel at the magic of Siri, we’re more likely to spend 15 minutes feeling frustrated with Apple’s digital assistant after trying, again, to set a reminder to DVR “Game Of Thrones.” 

Barbra Streisand, however, is not one to let technology get the best of her. When it was brought to her attention that Siri had been pronouncing her name wrong, she handled the problem like a complete boss.

The singer explained on NPR’s Weekend Edition how her name is “Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach.”

She added, “I’ve been saying this for my whole career.”

That’s right, Apple, her whole career ― a career that predates your founding by 13 years!

But Streisand saved the diva for the stage and handled the situation as any of us would (not), by calling Apple CEO Tim Cook directly to take care of it.  

“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 Sept. 30,” said Streisand.

All in a days’ work when you’re the only artist to have a No. 1 album in six separate decades. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misquoted the pronunciation of “Streisand.” It is, indeed, a soft “s.” 



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