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11th Apr 2024

Celebrities need to stop glamourising Ozempic before too much damage is done

Kat O'Connor

Hollywood has tricked us into thinking Ozempic is something we need

The rising popularity of Ozempic is something I can’t look away from. More and more celebrities are using the diabetes drug in a bid to lose weight and it’s hugely concerning. Not only is it pushing damaging societal standards on people, but it’s also triggering a lot of people who suffer from body image issues.

As someone who is trying to lose weight in a healthy way, I find myself constantly thinking about Ozempic. My Instagram feed is full of celebrities who have had these major transformations because of the drug but I know it isn’t healthy.

I’ve often found myself Googling how to get Ozempic in Ireland when my confidence is at an all-time low.

I know it isn’t the answer but it feels like Hollyood has normalised it so much that it’s the ‘right’ thing to do.

The societal pressures to look a certain way are something that have followed us around for our entire lives, but they feel even more intense since Ozempic became popular.

Seeing so many actresses and singers flaunt their new bodies at these red carpet events has tricked me into thinking Ozempic is a good thing. It’s being celebrated, it’s being advertised and flaunted, and it feels like something I should try so I can look better.

I’ve never heard of Ozempic until Hollywood turned it into something glitzy and desirable. Hollywood’s elite have changed the drug and made it seem like a beauty treatment rather than a drug for diabetes patients.

Kim Kardashian reportedly started using it ahead of last year’s Met Gala so she could fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress, which made it even more popular.

What does it actually do?

Ozempic helps to suppress the appetite and helps to lengthen the amount of time food stays in the stomach. This is how people lose weight but only as long as you’re using it.

The injections lower your blood sugar and boost your insulin production if your blood sugar is rising. It also prevents your liver from releasing too much sugar.

Hollywood may hail the treatment but the longterm effects are something nobody is considering.

It’s all about how people look, how many pounds they’ve shredded, and the dwindling number on the label of their dress.

Kate Winslet recently spoke out against Ozempic and I often find myself thinking of her words whenever I find myself thinking about the drug in a positive way.

The actress opened up about the weight loss trend in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Winslet was shocked to hear the drug was being used as an appetite suppressant.

She said: “Oh my God. This sounds terrible. Let’s eat some more things!”

Winslet couldn’t be more right. Hollywood’s current obsession with Ozempic is terrible and something we all need to turn our backs on.

The Hollywood elite are only putting more pressure on women to look flawless and to follow standards that only ever ruin our confidence.