Meghan McCain Says She’s Been Urged To Lose Her “Baby Weight” By Going On Ozempic
A month ago, Meghan McCain gave birth to a baby girl and named it Clover Jade. Clover, huh? Probably cuz both of Meghan’s parents have Irish ancestry. Or maybe she just loves Lucky Charms (they’re magically delicious). Anywho, Clover is Meghan and Ben Domenech’s second daughter; they welcomed Liberty Sage, now two-and-a-half, back in 2020. But things are a little different this time around. You see, we are smack dab in the middle of the Ozempic era, and, in a Daily Mail editorial, 38-year-old Meghan writes that people have been urging her to take the “miracle shot” so she can drop her baby weight.
Meghan claims that people keep asking her if she’s going on Ozempic. She writes, “Excuse me?” and gives a little summary of what exactly Ozempic is:
One injection, once a week, for a cool $1,000 a pop, and you can just melt the pounds away. This wonder drug is called semaglutide, better known by its brand names, Ozempic and Wegovy.
At first, Ozempic was only prescribed for diabetics to help control blood sugar. But as patients discovered that Ozempic suppressed appetite, the pharmaceutical maker jacked up the dosage and slapped a new name on the drug: Wegovy.
Predictably, the demand exploded and outpaced production. As Wegovy supplies dwindled and doctors faced patients clamouring for the latest weight loss fad, some started prescribing Ozempic off-label for vanity, not health.
Meghan says “the sickest twist of this story” is diabetes sufferers are now finding it hard to get their hands on the drug, “because otherwise healthy people are using it to lose a few pounds.” She blames the Hollywood glitterati. See: Real Housewives cast member Kyle Richards, who publicly denied taking the shot after getting skinny. So did Khloé Kardashian (OH PLEASE, KHLOÉ). Chelsea Handler said her anti-aging doctor gave her the shot, but she didn’t understand what is was. Over on TikTok, there’s a bunch of blind items about Hollywood actresses throwing Ozempic parties. Mindy Kaling’s name gets thrown around a lot, cuz she’s dropped a ton of weight in the last year. Then there’s Rosie O’Donnell, who takes the diabetes medications Mounjaro and Repatha to help suppress her appetite. But Rosie actually has Diabetes 2, so we’ll allow it. Dr. Meghan McCain continues:
Now, I understand some people legitimately struggle with obesity and need Ozempic. But I am not one of those people. Which is why I have been really astonished by how many, from casual friends to industry acquaintances, have brought it up with me.
I’m told ‘everyone is doing it,’ as if that was ever a compelling case. I hear ‘just take the shot’, as it has become known in shorthand. I was even offered a black-market freebie by someone with ‘extra shots at home.’
Well, let me make one thing very clear. I’m not taking it. I refuse. There’s a clear moral issue here. It’s hard to take a drug because swimsuit season is around the corner, while others need it to stay alive.
She writes that, after nine months of pregnancy, she’ll pass on Ozempic symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation and dizziness. Meghan also points to “Ozempic face,” which is when people lose weight so quickly they report experiencing “accelerated aging.” I guess it comes to down to every woman’s ultimate choice: face or body? I pick neither! Meghan goes on to compare everyone taking Ozempic to the American opioid epidemic, “when Big Pharma sold the lie that the opioid Oxycontin wasn’t addictive.” She says, “there simply is not enough research to make me feel comfortable reaching for the syringe”
Meghan writes that she’s scared about “the hyper-skinny body type of the 1990s dangerously creeps back into fashion.” She says that Big Pharma is capitalizing off of our culture’s fat phobia, and Ozempic is threatening the body positivity movement. She finishes with this:
As a new mother, I also have a responsibility to set an example for my daughters, who will one day face the same beauty standards. Their world will only be more challenging as social media seeps more deeply into the American mind. This is not the world I want for them and not the world I want for myself.
As for Ozempic, I would rather have a few extra pounds than shoot myself up with medicine. There ain’t nothing worth having that is easy to get. And that goes for my health and the health of my girls.
Well, Meghan made some pretty good points in her Daily Mail essay. Except there’s no way she actually wrote this shit herself, cuz she didn’t mention “my father, John McCain” once!