‘Tacky Babs. Tacky!’ Barbra Streisand’s ‘rude’ Ozempic question for Melissa McCarthy sparks firestorm

Entertainment diva Barbra Streisand was buried in backlash after a shocking question she posed to actress Melissa McCarthy.

The 82-year-old EGOT-winning singer commented on McCarthy’s post and photo from the Center Theatre Group’s event, The Gala 2024, on Sunday. But Streisand’s blunt inquiry about McCarthy’s weight ignited immediate backlash from fans.

“Pastels only to honor the incredible @matthewbourne13 at the @ctgla gala last night with this fella @adamshankman !!” the 53-year-old comedian wrote in a post, referring to her friend Adam Shankman as they attended the event at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

“Thiiiiis much closer to my dream of dancing on stage,” added the Oscar-nominated actress who wore a mint green dress.



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McCarthy’s mint green ensemble accompanied by Shankman in a pale pink suit made for great photos and compliments on social media.

“Stunners!!” commented actress Elizabeth Banks while Mariska Hargitay thought she looked “Gorgeous.”

But Streisand’s comment landed with a bang.

“Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?” she wrote, evidently referring to McCarthy’s noticeable weight loss and mentioning the drug being used for diabetes.

McCarthy had worked on Streisand’s 2016 album “Encore” on the song “Anything You Can Do.” Many thought Streisand may have just been asking her question out of curiosity, perhaps not thinking about McCarthy’s 12.7 million Instagram followers taking it as anything other than an inquisitive query.

“Leave Barbara alone she would never do that on purpose I believe she meant that for a private question. Cant any of you show her some grace !! You guys really put the fangs out for her I am glad non of you are my friends,” one user wrote.

However, the possibility that it was a dig, or the fact that she had been impolite in asking, set social media on Streisand’s heels.

“Did you actually just have the audacity to ask her that?! Especially right out here on social media!!!” one user remarked while another said simply, ” that’s a rude question.”

Streisand soon deleted her comment but the tidal wave was already in motion.

Frieda Powers


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