The nonstop TV ads for Ozempic ― a diabetes medication that has off-label use as a weight loss drug ― are plenty annoying: “Oh, oh, oh, Ozempic!” the unnervingly upbeat TV spot goes, sampling the 1970s classic-rock hit “Magic.”
For some people who’ve dealt with eating disorders, the TV spots ― along with suspected celebrity use and media coverage that some feel glamorize the drug ― aren’t merely annoying; it’s all been emotionally triggering. In some cases, talk of Ozempic is pushing those in recovery one step closer to relapse.
Presumably the problem is now there is a cure they’ve no excuse for being fatty lardbuckets any more.
How long until the generic is out?
For some people who’ve dealt with eating disorders, the TV spots… aren’t merely annoying; it’s all been emotionally triggering.
Triggering? Yeah, well, fuck that. Put down the eclair, grow up and act like an adult.
“talk of Ozempic is pushing those in recovery one step closer to relapse.”
One step being all these lardies can take before they collapse in a wobbly heap on the floor.
Apparently this was stumbled upon by someone studying Gila monsters and how they went for long periods without eating
…but if you read the article you’ll discover that all these tewwibly sensitive lard buckets have as a major concern that certain celebrities are using the drug – even though they don’t need to – and this triggers the poor darlings so much they can’t even look at their Instagram feeds without panicking when they see said suspected-of-taking semaglutide celebrities.
It’s “Huffpost” – do not expect any connection with logic, commonsense or something that has either a scientific basis or involves a smidgeon of hard work.
I think you’re being unreasonably kind to HuffPost…
Strictly speaking, Semaglutide isn’t a weight loss drug, it’s an appetite suppressant. Also, it’s no longer off label for obesity treatment. But it has another name when used for that purpose, Wegovy. Lots of strong IP protection left too.
The funny part is the roundabout ways they avoid copyright lawsuits. After “O-o-o-Ozempic,” they kinda peter out and hum the rest of the lyrics:
Fragile, insecure personalities easily triggered. News at 11….