The Skinnygirl has weighed in on the Ozempic conversation, and she is not a fan.
Of course, staring into her front-facing camera and breathlessly ranting to her followers has become one of Bethenny Frankel’s favorite pastimes. Usually, she directs her ire toward the Kardashians and Meghan Markle. However, she switched it up this time and took a stab at Ozempic.
As Page Six reported, Bethenny recently took to her Instagram to share her opinion on the diet craze sweeping the nation. And if it were up to her, no one would be taking the type 2 diabetes drug for weight loss.
“This is going to be scary because very thin people who have body dysmorphia and eating disorders are going to be taking this,” Bethenny predicted in the video, which was captioned with the phrase “NOzempic.”
Bethenny isn’t the first Housewives star to criticize the drug for this reason. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider recently shared a similar concern about the weight-loss drug. She called it an “eating disorder in a needle.” Ironically enough, Jackie has previously criticized Bethenny for the Skinnygirl brand and how she built a fortune through diet culture. So, who would have expected them to be on the same side of the Ozempic argument?
In her Instagram rant, Bethenny pointed out that the prescription is running “rampant” in affluent circles. Which we’ve been following closely in the Housewives world. For example, during recent Watch What Happens Live appearances, both Dolores Catania and RHONJ newbie Jennifer Fessler confessed to using the weight-loss drug to slim down.
Although we assume that these slimmed-down folks are losing weight under the guidance of a healthcare professional, Dr. Bethenny thinks it’s a slippery slope. She warned that she’s heard stories of the drug “affecting people’s personalities.”
“I had an altercation with someone that has a very mercurial personality and they were on Adderall previously, which is another thing people have done to lose weight and another thing [misproperly] used to lose weight, and this person would, like, snap,” the Skinnygirl founder explained.
Did Bethenny consider that maybe her friend was just hangry? Either way, Bethenny isn’t just basing her criticism on one negative interaction with a friend. She also noted how the weight loss trend reminded her of diet crazes from the past. One of her big concerns is that patients using Ozempic will discover adverse side effects later down the road. She warned, “This Ozempic thing is going to f–king go sideways and all the other copycat names, too.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK BETHENNY SHOULD BE ADVISING HER FOLLOWERS AGAINST USING OZEMPIC? DO YOU FEEL THAT CELEBRITIES USING OZEMPIC ARE SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE?
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