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Here’s Why Jillian Michaels Alleges That Oprah Is Benefitting Financially For Using Weight Loss Drug

BY Abena Dzaka January 18, 2024 6:57 PM EDT
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Jillian Michaels, a former trainer on The Biggest Loser, alleges that Oprah Winfrey is profiting financially from the sales of the Ozempic after the talk show host recently disclosed her using the meds as a weight loss drug.

Winfrey in recent times, has come under fire from Jillian Michaels for taking shortcuts to lose weight.

The fitness instructor stated in a Page Six interview, “Oprah has a financial incentive with Ozempic.” She conjectured that the media magnate is profiting monetarily from the medications due to her 10% ownership in weight-loss company, WeightWatchers.

“Oprah, I believe, is one of the biggest shareholders of WeightWatchers, and WeightWatchers is now in the Ozempic business. There is a financial interest in these drugs now that [WeightWatchers] acquired a company that makes them accessible. That should be made clear from the outset, in my opinion,” Jillian clarified.

Despite the endorsement of Ozempic by multiple celebrities, Jillian cautioned against using it in a subsequent interview with Fox News Digital.

“If it was the easy way out, I would recommend it,” she replied. “Excellent, let me enter the business,” I would say. “Please accept my application. Permit me to sell these medications via my app, akin to WeightWatchers.”

“Of course, I would get in line and profit like crazy if I didn’t believe these things were bad, based on the research that’s already out there,” the former trainer from “The Biggest Loser” said.

She criticized famous people for openly using weight loss medication, including Oprah and Ozzy Osbourne, saying, “All these celebrities are not health experts.” They are not dietitians. They do not specialize in fitness. Additionally, they don’t converse with doctors all day long.”

Oprah told a news outlet in an interview that she used drugs to lose weight. She stated that her use of weight loss drugs is a component of a well-rounded fitness and health regimen, saying that she had been using medications to maintain her weight because she viewed them as a “tool” for life.

“It’s all of it. I worked so damn hard, even though I know everyone thought I was on it”.

Regarding her toned body, she remarked, “I know that if I’m not also working out and vigilant about all the other things, it doesn’t work for me.” Eventually, I could hike three to five miles a day, and on weekends, I could hike ten miles straight up. I had not felt better in years—stronger, fitter, and more alive,” Oprah noted.