Jamie-Lynn Sigler slams ‘perfect’ people for ‘abusing’ Ozempic


Jamie-Lynn Sigler is angry about the current Ozempic trend.

The 42-year-old actress called out “healthy and perfect” people for abusing the weight-loss drug on Tuesday’s episode of her and Christina Applegate’s “MeSsy” podcast, admitting that the current craze has her “a little triggered.” made.

“I’m annoyed with myself for admitting this,” says Sigler, who shares Applegate’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis. “It upsets me. I wish I didn’t care.”

Jamie-Lynn Sigler said she is “a little triggered” by the latest trend of “healthy and perfect” people using Ozempic to lose weight. Good morning America
“It upsets me. I wish I didn’t care,” Sigler, 42, said on the latest episode of her and Christina Applegate’s “MeSsy” podcast. Getty Images for De Kleine Markt

As she and Applegate opened up about their own experiences with body image issues and eating disorders, the “Sopranos” alum admitted that the drug has helped her friends who she has seen “struggle with their weight for a very, very, very long time.”

“I’ve seen it benefit them a lot and I’m so happy for them,” she said.

Sigler added, “I’ve also seen friends of mine, who were beautiful, healthy and perfect, take advantage of it, and it upsets me.”

Sigler admitted that her friends, whom she has seen struggle with their weight, have been helped by the drug. FilmMagic
But for those who “misuse” the weight loss drug, she said it feels like there’s been a setback in the body positivity movement. Scott Gries/BRAVO via Getty Images

Sigler, who struggled with an eating disorder in the late 1990s and later became a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association, also said the increase in the number of users using the drug seemingly marks a setback in the body positivity movement.

“It felt like we were on a journey to empower body positivity, and every shape, size and color, and everyone looks the same now,” she said.

Applegate, 52, agreed with her co-host, adding that using the drug has caused people to “fade out.”

“People fade away,” Applegate agreed. Good morning America
Applegate and Sigler, who both share an MS diagnosis, also reflected on their past struggles with eating disorders during the episode. People magazine

“For women listening, the thinner your face is, the older you look, okay?” she joked, but quickly cleared it up. ‘Not that looking old is a bad thing! Aging gracefully is beautiful.”

In 2022, the ‘Dead to Me’ star revealed that she had gained 40 pounds and could no longer walk without a cane after receiving her MS diagnosis in 2021. During the podcast episode, Applegate also opened up about coming to terms with the more recent changes in her body. body that resulted from the disease.

“I don’t look in mirrors. “I have writing all over my mirrors in my bathroom so I don’t look in them,” she said. “Because I like to fall on the floor and cry. That’s how I feel now.”

Applegate says she dealt with anorexia as a teen star on “Married With Children.” ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection
The actress, who revealed she had gained more than 40 pounds since being diagnosed with MS in 2021, now said: “I don’t need to be skinny.” Disney general entertainment content via Getty Images

Applegate also reflected on her past experiences with anorexia as a teen actress starring in “Married With Children,” but now says, “I don’t have to be skinny.”

Instead, she would rather fit into her old clothes again.

“I don’t work. I have a closet full of clothes I can’t wear, and no money coming in. I don’t want to spend money on new clothes. I would just like to wear the clothes I already have,” she said.

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