The Saved by the Bell reboot recently featured several references to Selena Gomez's kidney transplant and fans were not happy about the jokes. There was a scene featuring some graffiti on the wall and a scene of two characters speculating about her kidney donation.
why is the Saved By the Bell reboot ... using Selena Gomez’s health problems as a joke? pic.twitter.com/ncVzr2ALlZ— alex (@alex_abads) November 28, 2020
now I’m just intrigued why this show seems to be obsessed with Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant and thinks it’s hilarious? pic.twitter.com/V4MAEgoeNC— alex (@alex_abads) November 28, 2020
they wrote “does selena gomez even have a kidney?” on the wall what’s wrong with this show?? pic.twitter.com/yn8eiNyjwV— ruby (fan account) (@rarecupid) November 28, 2020
not only did they make fun of her kidney transplant, they also spread false information about it???? i’m absolutely disgusted pic.twitter.com/tTlaFIb2I1— Maria (@selenarules6) November 28, 2020
Fans also got Respect Selena Gomez trending worldwide on twitter.
selena always spreads kindness and minds her own business, so the least we can do is show that we love and respect her too💓— emrah 💍 (fan account) (@skinnysel) November 28, 2020
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ pic.twitter.com/GeQREPKRTD
UPDATE: Peacock apologizes and donates to Selena's lupus charity.
Streaming platform Peacock has reached out to Selena Gomez's team with an apology for joking about her kidney transplant on one of their shows, and will donate to the singer's Lupus charity. pic.twitter.com/13CcexhqwL— Pop Base (@PopBaseNow) November 28, 2020
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Would you guys be bothered by these comments? I personally find them distasteful AF. You can make fun of a lot of things about Selena but laughing about someone's lupus induced kidney failure is gross.