Kyle Richards has attempted to shut down rumors that she used Ozempic for her noticeable weight loss more than once in the last couple of months.
As the conversation surrounding prominent public figures using the drug, created for people with diabetes, to shed weight rapidly, the reality star has —once again — had to defend herself against rumors that she is on it. She recently clapped back at a critic who accused her of lying about using the injectable to shed weight, even mentioning a “Real Housewives” co-star who “told on you.”
Kyle Richards Claps Back At Troll Who Accused Her Of Using Ozempic For Her Weight Loss
Even though Richards has attributed her recent transformation to cutting out carbs, sugar, and alcohol from her diet, netizens have continued to accuse the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star of spending thousands of dollars on Ozempic. The most recent allegation occurred in her comment section after she posted two images of herself wearing a hot pink number.
The dress, which featured high shoulders and a scrunched midriff, was paired with a small silver purse and a matching pair of high-heeled sandals. Her face was beautified with perfect makeup as she penned in the Instagram caption, “A little rain isn’t going to stop me☔️.”
As expected, people flooded the comments to drop their two cents, with one person claiming, “Ozempic body. 100%. You look beautiful but just tell the truth. Your fellow housewives have told on you. It’s not a big deal but it is when you lie about it.” In response, Richards admitted:
“this is not true. MY fellow Housewives never said such a thing. Another Housewife from a different franchise aka Melissa stated she assumed I was but then texted an apology to me.”
Although there was no reply, another person explained that the 54-year-old “is being questioned” about her transformation because she has tried being thin for years “and couldn’t get this far before so why not say what’s different? Diet and exercise never worked for her before.”
The “Police Woman” star had previously attempted to shut down the Ozempic accusations when she reposted a “did you know” quote to her Instagram Story. Per The Blast, the statement read:
“It’s almost impossible to change someone’s mind using facts. This happens due to ‘motivated reasoning,’ a psychology term that refers to the way people usually believe whatever they want to believe and use the flimsiest piece of evidence to justify that belief, even when there is plenty of verified evidence to disprove it.”
She wrote, “This explains a lot 😂 #trolls ,” beneath the repost.
The ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Actress Was Accused Of Using Ozempic Last Year
The Blast reported earlier this month that Richards attributed her weight loss to skipping alcohol for seven months. The mother-of-four admitted to not missing drinking during a Q and A session with fans, writing, “Truth is I don’t miss it at all. I feel amazing, so [I] don’t see the point right now.”
In a separate conversation about constantly denying the Ozempic allegations, the People’s Choice Awards nominee revealed, “Sometimes I turn my cheek the other way and ignore it, but I work really hard and it really bothers me. I would like to be able to be an inspiration to people. So don’t think I took the easy way out.”
Richards further explained that since she “really put a lot of effort” into her “diet and exercise and taking care” of herself, it was “frustrating” when people assumed she “took the easy way out.”
The Young Artist Awards nominee has been defending herself against several rumors since last year when people asked if she was taking Ozempic or had undergone surgery because of how “fabulous” she looked.
“This is not from plastic surgery. I’m honest about what I do. But if giving plastic surgery the credit makes you feel better then pop off,” Richardson retorted at the time. In a subsequent update via another social media post, the “Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas” star wrote, “I am NOT taking Ozempic. Never have.”
In case you missed it, the Type II Diabetes medication became the go-to drug for rapid weight loss after it went viral on TikTok last year. With its new-found fame, Ozempic began flying off the shelves, with many celebrities allegedly spending about a thousand dollars to obtain it.
Its continued popularity has since resulted in a nationwide shortage and an outcry from concerned individuals.