After posting photos from her Sorbet Magazine cover shoot on Instagram on Jan. 3, Khloé Kardashian denied claims that she used diabetes medication to lose a drastic amount of weight.
Semaglutide, also known by the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, suppresses the appetite of those who take it, allowing patients to lose almost a fifth of their body weight.
The drug, which has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company.
Semaglutide costs over $900 a dose.
Rumors have surfaced that Khloé Kardashian took the diabetes drug to lose a lot of weight quickly.
Fans have noticed that Khloé has been losing weight drastically in recent months and have raised concerns that the mother of two is using controversial methods to lose weight.
Since the drug is primarily intended for the treatment of diabetes, the use of semaglutide as a weight loss supplement is off-label.
Yet celebrity dieticians have reported an increase in requests for diabetes medications from wealthy clients wanting to lose weight fast.
The demand for semaglutide as a weight loss solution has become so intense that worldwide drug shortages have been reported.
The FDA even added semaglutide to its drug shortage list.
Those in need of treatment for type 2 diabetes have struggled to find access to the drug, putting their lives at risk.
Following Kim Kardashian’s extreme weight loss for the Met Gala in May 2022, rumors persist that the Kardashian sisters are using the diabetes drug to control their weight.
In an interview with Vogue Magazine, Kim reported she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into a dress that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
After the interview, unsubstantiated rumors that she took semaglutide began circulating.
These same rumors run rampant now KhloIt isas one Instagram commenter noted “The fact that she uses diabetics [sic] the medicine to get that lean is disturbing.
KhloIt is commented saying, “Let’s not discredit my years of work. I get up 5 days a week at 6am to train. Please stop with your guesses.
“I guess New Years always means mean people,” KhloIt is wrote.
While KhloIt is certainly documents her workout routine on social media, that doesn’t rule out the possibility that she’s using other means to lose weight.
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Khloe has yet to confirm or deny whether she uses weight-loss drugs in addition to working out.
KhloIt is went on to say that “attacking someone is sad in my opinion. Without provocation is the saddest part. If you’re offended or don’t like what you see, you just have nothing to say.
Other Instagram commenters were quick to point out the hypocrisy of building a brand based on self-love and acceptance while simultaneously focusing solely on physical appearance.
“Millions of girls are in bodily harm because of you and the lies your family perpetuates,” one user wrote.
“People aren’t upset with how you look. They’re upset with your dishonesty about how you got there,” another noted.
While it’s not easy to live with the sight of very public scrutiny, it wouldn’t be so hard for the Kardashians to admit the truth either.
Alexandra Blogier is a writer in the news and entertainment team at YourTango. She covers celebrity gossip, pop culture analysis, and all things entertainment industry.