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
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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.