It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. Stop using Selena’s struggles for profit for your flop show. An edited version is streaming now. Related
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Tags: We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.” Gomez herself has not yet responded to the situation. 5M – 10M people die from kidney diseases every year. In a scene from the sixth episode of the new series, two students argue over the identity of Gomez’s kidney donor, with one character claiming it was “Justin Bieber’s mom” and the other claiming it was Demi Lovato. Serious health issues should never be a joke. respect selena gomez. A Change.org petition calling for the reboot to be canceled has also garnered over 4,000 signatures. pic.twitter.com/qkeMRs2rDT— Selena Gomez News (@musicfacts_sel) November 28, 2020
Update, December 1: Peacock has removed the Gomez kidney-transplant jokes from the sixth episode of Saved by the Bell. Peacock responded to the controversy, saying in a statement, “We apologize. pic.twitter.com/wpMG2kM5zd— ًemery (@btchlena) November 28, 2020
.@peacockTV we demand an apology to @selenagomez for making fun of Selena’s health issues. Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images
NBC’s Peacock has apologized for scenes in the new reboot of Saved by the Bell that reference Selena Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant following outrage from Gomez’s fans on social media. (In reality, the donor was Gomez’s friend Francia Raisa.) In a later scene, graffiti in the school hallway seems to read, “Does Selena Gomez Even Have A Kidney.” Fans of Gomez took to Twitter to express their anger at the jokes, with the hashtag “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” trending on the site on Saturday. i wonder what was going through they minds when they wrote this, did they actually think this was funny??