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Melissa McCarthy cheekily responds after Barbra Streisand clarifies Ozempic comment about her

This comes after Streisand drew plenty of attention for a comment she wrote on McCarthy's Instagram post.
/ Source: TODAY

Melissa McCarthy is taking Barbra Streisand's comments about whether she took Ozempic in stride.

The "Bridesmaids" star responded to the legendary singer in a May 1 Instagram post.

McCarthy was holding a magazine all about Streisand and put it down to show her face.

“The takeaway — Barbra Streisand knows I exist? She reached out to me. And she thought I looked good. I win the day,” she said.

"@barbrastreisand fan club members only!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️" McCarthy captioned the video.

McCarthy's response comes in the wake of Streisand saying she only meant to pay the comedy star a compliment when she asked her publicly if she had taken Ozempic.

Streisand, 82, surprised fans on April 29 when she inquired whether McCarthy, 53, had taken Ozempic, a Type 2 diabetes drug that has been prescribed off-label by some doctors for weight loss. Streisand shared her remark in the comments of a since-deleted Instagram photo McCarthy posted that showed her posing with director Adam Shankman at the Center Theatre Group gala.

"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 post.

“Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?” Streisand wrote in a since-deleted comment captured by the Comments By Celebs Instagram account.

 Melissa McCarthy (L) and Barbra Streisand pose backstage during the tour opener for "Barbra - The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!" at Staples Center on August 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand in 2016.Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for BSB

Stunned fans commented to tell Streisand her remark to McCarthy was out of line.

"Babs. No, honey. Just no," wrote one.

"Rude, Barbra," wrote another.

The following day, Streisand responded to the commotion in a statement on social media.

"OMG — 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," wrote Streisand.

"She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world is reading!" she added.

McCarthy has made it clear that she wasn't bothered by Streisand's comment, telling a photographer in a video posted by TMZ, “I think Barbra is a treasure and I love her."

Some people on X responded to Streisand's statement to say they believe her comment to McCarthy was not meant to be a negative.

"I understood where you were coming from. We shouldn’t sweat the small stuff," one person told Streisand.

"Melissa does look wonderful, and it was a compliment. I heard the post in your voice and it’s fine. No big whoop!" wrote someone else.

Others pointed out that Streisand's comment may have gone over better if she had made it to McCarthy in private.

"Someone needs to show you how to send a DM versus tweeting for the whole world to see," one person told Streisand, adding, "I’m here for you, Babs."

Streisand and McCarthy first met when they performed a duet of “Anything You Can Do” from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun" on Streisand's 2016 Broadway-themed album "Encore."

McCarthy opened up about the experience last year to Entertainment Weekly, revealing that she expected Streisand to act regal in person.

“That’s what I almost wanted. And then, I think when she opened the door she had leggings on and lunch meat in her hand. And I was like, none of this is what I expected," recalled McCarthy.

“She’s so who she is,” said McCarthy. “And also, when someone who you think you should be curtseying to keeps eating lunch meat, it really kind of levels the playing field. It was really charming. I was like, ‘You’re really pounding lunch meat.’ She’s like, ‘Yeah.’”