Kelly Osbourne branded 'out of touch' and 'ignorant' over 'selfish' remarks on controversial weight loss drug

Kelly Osbourne branded 'out of touch' and 'ignorant' over 'selfish' remarks on controversial weight loss drug

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 16/02/2024

- 17:23

The TV personality's mother Sharon Osbourne has been candid about her difficulties with the drug

Kelly Osbourne has come under fire on social media for branding a controversial weight loss drug “amazing”.

The 39-year-old’s remarks about Ozempic, a Type 2 diabetes medication which has been increasingly used in Hollywood for weight loss, has infuriated members of the public, many of whom have labelled her “selfish”.

The use of Ozempic has been met with some backlash lately as the injections are supposed to be to aid Type 2 diabetes, but celebrities’ use of it for cosmetic reasons means supplies for those who need it for medical use are running low.

Despite this leading to warnings from health professions, Osbourne praised the use of the drug for dropping a few dress sizes.

Speaking last month at Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala, she commented: “I think it’s amazing,” when discussing Ozempic.

According to E! News, she added: “There are a million ways to lose weight, why not do it through something [that] isn’t as boring as working out?”

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne labelled the drug 'amazing'


On the controversy surrounding the drug, she went on: “People hate on it because they want to do it.

“And the people who hate on it the most are the people who are secretly doing it or pissed off that they can’t afford it.

“Unfortunately, right now it’s something that is very expensive but it eventually won’t be because it actually works.”

However, her comments have led to furious social media users to blast her online for the remarks.

Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has praised the drug despite weight loss uses meaning diabetics who need it for medical reasons are running low


Taking to social media, one argued: “Rich ppl have easy access to healthy food options, personal trainers and chefs but they choose to take ozempic that’s not meant for them and causing shortages for those who truly need them.”

A second fumed: “Kelly you just don’t know when to stop running your mouth," while another penned: "Kelly Osbourne is nothing but an ignorant and entitled brat."

"Kelly osbourne is up there as one of like theee most out of touch persons," a fourth remarked.

“Diabetics can’t get life saving treatment but Kelly Osbourne is putting it down to hating and being broke,” someone else pointed out.

Sharon Osbourne

Kelly's mother Sharon has in the past opened up on difficulties she's faced with the drug


Another fumed: “yeah i'm p***ed off my family can't afford it because we're DIABETIC and actually need it to survive. another great kelly osbourne take!”

One shared: “People need ozempic for actual health reasons and you’re out here abusing it so you can lose weight.”

The media personality isn't the only one in her famous family to be supporting use of the drug.

Her mother, Sharon, 71, has also talked about using Ozempic and opened up on the difficulties she experiences using it. She told The Daily Mail last year she now struggles to put on weight, explaining: "I'm too gaunt and I can't put any weight on."

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