Barbra Streisand Addresses Viral Instagram Comment To Melissa McCarthy: “I Forgot The World Is Reading”

Barbra Streisand is addressing her Instagram reply to Melissa McCarthy after she went viral for asking if she had used Ozempic.

“OMG,” Streisand shared in a statement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. “I went on Instagram to see the photos we’d posted of the beautiful flowers I’d received for my birthday! Below them was a photo of my friend Melissa McCarthy who I sang with on my Encore album.”

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Streisand continued, “She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world is reading!”

McCarthy shared a photo on Monday, April 29, arriving at the CTG gala with Adam Shankman.

“Pastels only to honor the incredible @matthewbourne13 at the @ctgla gala last night with this fella @adamshankman!! Thiiiiis much closer to my dream of dancing on stage,” McCarthy captioned the Instagram post.

Streisand saw the post and replied, “Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?”

The comment, which has now been removed, went viral after that and took a life of its own.

E! News reports that McCarthy has addressed Streisand’s comment, telling paparazzi, “I think Barbra is a treasure and I love her.”

McCarthy was attending the CTG: The Gala 2024, which honored director and choreographer Matthew Bourne, with the Gilmore Girls alum presenting the honor.

The Center Theatre Group’s gala is its largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event help the theatre company continue serving Los Angeles audiences by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, nurturing new artists, attracting new audiences, and developing youth outreach and arts education programs.

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