Barbra Streisand Explains Asking Melissa McCarthy About Ozempic Use

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Barbra Streisand explained her comment asking Melissa McCarthy about the weight loss drug Ozempic, which sparked attention on Instagram. “I went on Instagram to see the photos we’d posted of the beautiful flowers I’d received for my birthday! Below them was a photo of my friend Melissa McCarthy who I sang with on my Encore album,” the pop icon wrote yesterday. “She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world is reading!”

McCarthy had shared a photo of herself with director Adam Shankman at an event, under which Streisand wrote: “Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?” Social media users got a kick out of the interaction, teasing Streisand for her social media failure. Her explanation came after the deleted comment started to make headlines.

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