'Perk Of Fame': Barbra Streisand Once Called Apple CEO Tim Cook To Correct Siri's Mispronunciation Of Her Name

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand once reached out to Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook for a unique issue – Siri’s mispronunciation of her name.

As per a recent 9to5Mac report, this amusing incident is part of Streisand’s memoir, “My Name is Barbra.” The singer unveiled her approach to resolve the issue during a BBC appearance over the weekend.

“I said, my name isn’t Streisand with a Z. It's Strei-sand like sand on the beach. So I decided to solve this problem,” the star shared.

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She then added, “I figured I'd better call Apple, I mean the head of Apple, you know, Tim Cook, and he had Siri change the pronunciation of my name to be correct.”

Streisand refers to this high-level intervention as “one perk of fame.”

The tech giant’s voice assistant, Siri, is a key feature of Apple’s ecosystem, which includes iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

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Barbra Streisand. image Via Shutterstock

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