Barbra Streisand addresses Melissa McCarthy Ozempic comment: ‘I forgot the world is reading!’

Public, can you hear me?

Barbra Streisand is clearing the air between Melissa McCarthy and herself.

The Yentl star commented a fairly personal message on the Bridesmaids actress’ Instagram post, which prompted Streisand to share a follow-up note to McCarthy.

The Spy actress had posted a photo of herself with Hairspray and Bedtime Stories director Adam Shankman at the Center Theatre Group gala in Los Angeles on Monday. In a now-deleted comment, Streisand wrote, "Give him my regards did you take Ozempic?,” referring to the diabetes treatment medication that many Hollywood stars are using to lose weight.

<p>Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images; Melissa McCarthy/Instagram</p> Barbra Streisand comments on Melissa McCarthy's Instagram

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Barbra Streisand comments on Melissa McCarthy's Instagram

After screenshots of Streisand’s comment made the rounds online, the Funny Girl star posted a sweet note addressing the situation, clarifying that she didn’t intend to publicly rain on McCarthy’s parade. “OMG — I went on Instagram to see the photos we’d posted of the beautiful flowers I’d received for my birthday!” she wrote. “Below them was a photo of my friend Melissa McCarthy who I sang with on my Encore album. She looked fantastic! I just wanted to pay her a compliment. I forgot the world is reading!”

A representative for McCarthy did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment. However, E! Reported that McCarthy told paparazzi Tuesday, "I think Barbra is a treasure… and I love her."

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand

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Melissa McCarthy and Barbra Streisand

The duo recorded Irving Berlin’s "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun together on Streisand’s 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. The album also featured duets with actors like Anne Hathaway, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Hugh Jackman, and Chris Pine.

Streisand published her 970-page memoir My Name is Barbra in November. McCarthy will next appear in Jerry Seinfeld’s Pop-Tart comedy Unfrosted, which hits Netflix May 3.

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