‘You look fabulous!’: Richard Simmons slams Barbra Streisand after her Ozempic 'compliment' to Melissa McCarthy

‘You look fabulous!’: Richard Simmons slams Barbra Streisand after her Ozempic 'compliment' to Melissa McCarthy
Richard Simmons has expressed support for Melissa McCarthy after Barbra Streisand's Ozempic comment (Getty Images, Richard Simmons /Facebook)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Richard Simmons, 75-year-old fitness legend, recently made a rare public comment on his Facebook page.

He weighed in on the controversy surrounding Barbra Streisand’s backhanded compliment to Melissa McCarthy about her weight loss due to Ozempic.

Richard Simmons praises Melissa McCarthy

Simmons took the opportunity to praise the 53-year-old comedian, Melissa McCarthy. He revealed his admiration for her work, stating, "I love Melissa McCarthy." He added, "I have seen every one of her movies."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 18: Melissa McCarthy poses at the opening night of the new musical
Richard Simmons, 75-year-old fitness legend, recently made a rare public comment on his Facebook page as he weighed in on the controversy surrounding Barbra Streisand’s backhanded compliment to Melissa McCarthy  (Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

He then turned his attention to Barbra Streisand who he referred to only by her initials, BS, and criticized her for her public comment about McCarthy’s weight loss and the use of Ozempic, Daily Mail noted. 

"A famous legendary singer, BS, made a remark about her weight loss…and was asking if she had used a popular weight loss shot," he continued in the post.

"What a question. I apologize to Melissa for these remarks. And by the way, Melissa you look fabulous! Love, Richard," he concluded the post.



 

Barbra Streisand’s controversial comment for Melissa McCarthy

Acting and singing legend, Barbra Streisand, 82, has been receiving backlash after she posted a comment on Melissa McCarthy’s latest Instagram post.

Streisand wrote in a since-deleted comment, “Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?” This led to discourse among fans about the appropriateness of her remark.


 
 
 
 
 
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Streisand later offered an explanation for her comment on her social media, stating, "OMG — I went on Instagram to see the photos we’d posted of the beautiful flowers I’d received for my birthday!" she wrote on X.

Barbra Streisand (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)
Barbra Streisand, has been receiving backlash after she posted a comment on Melissa McCarthy’s latest Instagram post (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for LACMA)

"Below them was a photo of my friend Melissa McCarthy who I sang with on my Encore album. She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world was reading!" she added.



 

Melissa McCarthy responds to Barbra Streisand’s comment

McCarthy responded to Streisand’s comment with an Instagram post of her own.

In a video posted on the social networking site, she said, "The takeaway? Barbra Streisand knows I exist."

"She reached out to me and she thought I looked good. I win the day," she said.

In the video, McCarthy was seen holding a magazine featuring Streisand in the cover, which she captioned with the words, “@barbrastreisand fan club members only!!!” followed by four heart emojis.


 
 
 
 
 
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Internet reacts as Richard Simmons praises Melissa McCarthy following Barbra Streisand's Ozempic compliment 

The debate around the weight loss drug Ozempic, which many celebrities openly accept using, has received more traction with fitness guru Richard Simmons joining in.

His comments slamming Streisand and weighing in support of McCarthy received mixed reactions.

“I saw that news today also. I agree Melissa McCarthy looks great and is a wonderful actress. I believe BS should stick to singing and maybe keep her mouth shut," one user commented on Simmons’ Facebook post.

"I just hate someone being so unkind to anyone that is trying to better themselves. You go girl! You look fantastic!" the user added to the comment.

"I appreciate this post so much. If only more energy could be spent on being supportive and encouraging for someone who is making progress on their health journey," one wrote while another added, "We’ve been judged for our weight, we’re judged if we don’t lose weight, and now for how we lose it. It’s disheartening."

One more wrote, "She is definitely an inspiration to many. I’ve struggled with my weight since I had my first child."

Few user digged into Simmons and Streisand's past chemistery with one writing, "I remember how obsessed Richard was with Barbara, I'm rewatching old clips of him on Rosie professing his love for Barbara!" 

Yet another added, "Yeah Barbra Streisand. I remember you liked her." Some said, "She looks 15 years younger and I agree  FABULOUS." One wrote, "Melissa does look fabulous!! Mean old BS I’m apologizing for her too because that’s uncouth."

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