Weight loss giant Jenny Craig is “winding down physical operations” at its 500 retail locations after it failed to “secure additional funding,” NBC reports.
Of the 1,000+ workers, hourly employees were informed by email Tuesday night they were terminated while corporate and salaried field employees will finish on Friday.
The company which had celebrity endorsements in the past from Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, and Mariah Carey was reportedly searching for a buyer for the last two weeks but failed to find one.
“They say it’s never over until the fat lady sings,” said national radio host Todd Starnes. “I reckon the fat lady sang.”
He added, “I do wonder if Jenny Craig fell victim to the body positivity movement.”
The movement, made famous by Lizzo, pushes back against fatphobia, the fear of fat people or weight loss.
“Nobody wants a bunch of ill-tempered large gals comin’ after ya,” Starnes said.
Jenny Craig previously told NBC News “transitioning from a brick-and-mortar retail business to a customer-friendly, e-commerce driven model,” but with the big announcement, it’s unclear if the switch will still happen.