Kyle Richards “liked” a post warning people about a side effect of Ozempic after shutting down speculation that she uses the diabetes-turned-weight-loss drug.
The graphic, shared on People magazine’s Instagram on Wednesday, noted that the medication can cause an “aged appearance” that people refer to as “Ozempic face.”
Ozempic — and similar weight-loss meds like Wegovy and Mounjaro — have caused quite a commotion in Hollywood as of late, with many A-listers speaking out about its growing popularity.
Two of Richards’ fellow “Real Housewives” franchise stars also shared their two cents in the comments section of People’s post.
“I think that happens anytime you lose a significant amount of body fat. However, Ozempic is Not the way to do it! Leave it for the people that need it,” Tamra Judge from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” wrote.
“An eating disorder in a needle,” commented Jackie Goldschneider from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who has publicly shared her lifelong struggles with anorexia.
Richards’ “like” came after trolls accused her of using Ozempic to achieve her fit body, forcing her to publicly deny she had ever tried it and share how she actually slimmed down.
“After gaining weight during the summer … I said, ‘That is it. I’m not having any sugar, any carbs, any alcohol,’” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 54, said in Monday’s episode of the “Two Ts in a Pod” podcast.
“A lot of people think I’ve been taking Ozempic. To clarify, I’ve never taken Ozempic,” emphasized Richards, who previously denied the rumors on Page Six’s Instagram.
The Bravolebrity explained that she only intended to diet and exercise for a few weeks, but she “felt so good” that she continued living the lifestyle.
Richards is among the several celebrities who have either been accused of using Ozempic or admitted to it.
Comedian Chelsea Handler confessed to previously being on the drug but claimed her doctor “just hands” it out “to drop five pounds,” so she “didn’t know” at the time.
Meanwhile, Khloé Kardashian called out a “mean” internet troll who alleged she takes the medication.
“Let’s not discredit my years of working out,” the “Kardashians” star commented on Instagram earlier this month. “I get up 5 days a week at 6am to train.”
Rosie O’Donnell also clarified that she lost 10 pounds thanks to an appetite suppressant that was “not Ozempic.”
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