Bethenny Frankel Isn’t Here For The Ozempic Craze
Bethenny Frankel, of former The Real Housewives of New York City fame and of current “yelling loudly about something from her luxurious closet and posting it on Instagram” fame, defended Gwyneth Paltrow’s restrictive bone broth slurping diet just a few short weeks ago; because she thinks Goopy’s demographic is too old to be influenced into eating disorders. But Bethenny, the creator of Skinnygirl brand margaritas, salad dressings, shapewear, and probably tampons at some point, does draw a line somewhere; she just took aim at the celebrity-loved trend of using Ozempic for weight loss. Why? Because she says, it could cause eating disorders and body dysmorphia, along with other dangers.
Bethenny took a break from filming herself shrieking about the fact that all items at Dollar General aren’t a dollar and eating boiled eggs topped with caviar with uncomfortable camera intimacy yesterday to give her opinion on the dangers of people using Ozempic (which was developed for type 2 diabetics) and other similar injection drugs to lose weight without a legitimate need or supervision from a doctor. via Page Six:
“This is going to be scary because very thin people who have body dysmorphia and eating disorders are going to be taking this,” the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum warned in a video on Instagram Tuesday.
Frankel, 52, said she has heard that the weight-loss medication is running “rampant” in communities like Boca Raton, Fla., or the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
She even says the drugs are causing mood changes, based on her anecdote of two people she knows who seemed “volatile.”
“I’m hearing stories about it being a mood alterer,” she said. “I’m hearing that it’s affecting people’s personalities.”
Frankel said she had a negative encounter with an individual who took Ozempic. However, she did not disclose the person’s name.
“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 former Bravolebrity said.
I’m sure those people’s moods weren’t just altered by being in close proximity to Bethenny’s extremely loud and incredibly close maniacal ranting. She then went on to compare the current Ozempic trend to other dangerous weight loss drugs of the past.
Frankel said the Ozempic craze reminded her of a Chinese herb called Ma Huang that she said was used when she was in her 20s for weight loss purposes as well.
“Ma Huang ended up killing people,” she claimed, adding, “This Ozempic thing is going to f–king go sideways and all the other copy cat names, too.”
“Mark my words, we’re not going to hear about the s–t show of this for months and years to come … it’s going to be a f–king s–t show.”
Here’s her whole rant. The comments section was equal parts “preach, Queen Bethenny” and “who are you to speak on this, Skinnygirl™?”:
Cue Kyle Richards crawling out from beneath her rock at any moment to again deny using Ozempic for her recent weight loss. Maybe Bethenny’s on to something; we should all just adopt her very sensible method of keeping our figures in check: periodically squeezing into a 4-year-old’s pajamas to make sure we still got it!
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