Barbra Streisand sparked a scandal by publicly asking Melissa McCarthy about the reception of Ozempic

Juliette Morgan
Barbra Streisand sparked a scandal by publicly asking Melissa McCarthy about the reception of Ozempic

A small public scandal occurred with the participation of Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand, and it was provoked by the Funny Girl star by giving a dubious compliment to a colleague.

The fact is that Melissa posted a new photo on Instagram*, and Barbara left a comment under it: “Are you taking Ozempic?” Streisand was immediately accused of tactlessness, because she essentially put Melissa in an awkward position: she would have to either make a statement or leave the 60s icon's question unanswered, and neither option was safe.

However, Streisand, seeing the public reaction to her act, soon deleted the comment and hastened to explain herself. She wrote in her story* that she accidentally saw a photo of Melissa in her feed and, amazed at how good she looked, just wanted to compliment her. “I forgot that the whole world is reading this,” the star justified herself. It is worth noting that the actresses know each other well; McCarthy even recorded a track with Barbara for her album Encore.

Мелисса Маккарти/Фото: melissamccarthy/Instagram*
Мелисса Маккарти/Фото: melissamccarthy/Instagram*

As a result, McCarthy stopped the evil tongues, telling reporters that she was not offended by Barbara. “I think Barbara is a treasure and I adore her,” TMZ quoted her as saying. The actress also recorded a funny video in which she holds a magazine with Streisand on the cover and says, looking into the camera: “Barbara Streisand knows who I am! She texted me to tell me how good I looked. This made my day!". So the scandal died down before it could flare up.

Recently, many stars have lost a lot of weight, and some of them do not even hide the fact that they achieved results using the drug for diabetics “Ozempic”. Others are only suspected of using this remedy. By the way, Barbra Streisand has been criticized for her appearance and style all her life, but recently the star said that she is already too old to seriously worry about what people think of her.

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