Jimmy Kimmel jokes about Hollywood's Ozempic use during Oscars | Oscars 2023

Jimmy Kimmel joked about Hollywood’s rampant use of Ozempic during his Oscars monologue.

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards has had to deny on numerous occasions using Ozempic to get her fit figure.

“I had never heard of it. I had heard of it when they accused me, but I’d already lost weight by the time I had heard about Ozempic, so it was really frustrating to me,” the Bravo personality, 54, explained.

“What I don’t want to get lost in this is that I want to be able to inspire people.”

Jimmy Kimmel makes Ozempic weight loss joke during Oscars monologue: ‘Perfect’

American talk show host and comedian

Jimmy Kimmel has sparked amusement from Oscars viewers after joking about the rumoured widespread use of diabetes drug Ozempic among Hollywood A-listers.

On Sunday 12 March, Kimmel, who is hosting the 95th annual Academy Awards, took to the stage to share an opening monologue filled with jokes about everything from Nicole Kidman’s AMC ads to Steven Spielberg.

During the monologue, Kimmel then joked about the use of the injectable prescription drug to lose weight, with the comedian telling the audience: “Everybody looks so great. When I look around this room, I can’t help but wonder ‘Is Ozempic right for me?’”

The joke sparked laughter from the crowd, with viewers also sharing their amusement over the quip on social media.

“Can’t believe Jimmy Kimmel made an open reference to Ozempic in front of all of Hollywood,” one person tweeted, while another said: “Not Jimmy Kimmel making fun of the Ozempic craze in Hollywood.”

“Jimmy Kimmel wasting no time with the Ozempic jokes,” someone else tweeted.

According to another viewer, Kimmel deciding to make an Ozempic joke within the first two minutes of the Academy Awards was “so incredibly perfect”.

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The fact that the reference was made, even in good humour, on the cosmetic appeal of the drug overtaking its health benefits, means that a serious conversation needs to happen about its supervised use. Simply because the side effects are not pretty. “Though not available in India yet, GLP receptor agonist drugs are good for weight loss and consequently diabetes and related problems. But these should be used according to indication because side effects are problematic. Initially, there is nausea and vomitting and very rarely, there is pancreatic inflammation,” says Dr Anoop Misra, Chairman, Fortis CDOC Hospital for Diabetes and Allied Sciences.

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Dr. Thomas Su, a plastic surgeon, explained the controversial products. “The drug was never meant to be for people who are near their ideal weight. It’s not even approved by the FDA for casual weight loss,” the Artistic LipoSculpting Center owner, 54, exclusively told Us Weekly earlier this month. “There are exact stipulations that patients need to meet to qualify for Wegovy as a weight loss medication [including] their BMI requirement [and] they have to be over 30. So for casual weight loss, it’s not approved and would be considered an off-label use.”

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Yeoh and Todt, 77, started dating back in 2004. At the time, Todt was the general manager and CEO of Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari's racing division. He later became the head of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, aka FIA, the governing body that rules over many racing events, including Formula One. He ended his term as president in 2021. Since 2015, he's also served as the UN's special envoy for road safety. Before he became a racing executive, Todt, who's French, was a Rally car codriver. His son from his previous marriage, Nicolas Todt, is also involved with racing.