• Melissa McCarthy has lost some weight
  • Barbra Streisand has wondered about it 
  • THIS was the question many fans weren't expecting

In an unexpected twist on social media, Barbra Streisand left fans agog with her direct inquiry about Melissa McCarthy's weight loss method. The buzz started when McCarthy shared a glamorous snap with director Adam Shankman at a high-profile gala in Los Angeles, only for Streisand to drop a bombshell question about Ozempic, the latest Hollywood weight loss craze.

A Surprising Comment Sparks Backlash

"Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?" Streisand commented on McCarthy's post, igniting a flurry of reactions from fans and onlookers.

While many fans praised the pastel green outfit McCarthy wore at the event, Streisand made a surprising remark about her weight loss. McCarthy's weight has fluctuated over the years. In 2018 she told 'Life & Style' that she lost 75 pounds by consistently exercising and eating a high-protein and low-carb diet. "It may be the best thing I've ever done," she said at the time. 

While McCarthy's transformation has been a topic of admiration, Streisand's blunt inquiry shifted the spotlight to the controversial weight loss drug, Ozempic. Fans were quick to express their shock, with one user chiding, "Barbara, if you don't have something nice to say," suggesting the comment might have been better sent in private.

Ozempic, primarily a diabetes medication, has gained notoriety in Hollywood circles for its off-label use in weight management, alongside its sibling drug, Wegovy.

Neither McCarthy nor Streisand has addressed the comment since it was deleted. Their representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment from 'Business Insider.'

Celebrities like Elon Musk, Amy Schumer, and Chelsea Handler have not shied away from discussing their experiences with GLP-1 agonists, sparking widespread speculation and interest in these treatments. Even the Oscars weren't immune to the Ozempic buzz, with Jimmy Kimmel quipping about its omnipresence among the star-studded attendees.

Despite the uproar, McCarthy, known for her role in 'Bridesmaids,' has remained mum on whether Ozempic played a role in her weight loss journey. She has, however, been vocal about her body image and self-acceptance, telling 'People' in 2023 this:

"I'm okay with who I am." McCarthy's message of self-love resonates amidst the ongoing debates over body image and weight loss in Hollywood.

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As the dust settles on this Instagram saga, neither Streisand nor McCarthy has officially commented on the controversy. This incident highlights the intense scrutiny and curiosity surrounding celebrities' personal choices, especially concerning health and body image.