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Errr… This ”Saved By The Bell” Reboot Scene Dared To Joke About Selena’s Kidney Transplant?

Selenators took to social media to express outrage at a joke pertaining to Selena’s health

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Selena Gomez fans aren’t happy—as they should be!—after their queen was mocked in an episode of the Saved By The Bell reboot on Peacock, and quickly made the phrase “Respect Selena Gomez” trend on Twitter.

According to screenshots and videos making the rounds on social media, one scene seemingly has the words “Does Selena Gomez even have kidneys?” scrawled on the wall behind a row of lockers. In another scene, two students discuss Selena’s surgery, with one saying: “I know for a fact that Selena Gomez‘s kidney donor was Justin Bieber‘s mom…I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it.” The other replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato‘s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.” 

The joke specifically referenced Selena’s life-saving kidney transplant, which was donated by her close friend Francia Raisa, back in 2017 after she was required to do surgery due to complications from Lupus, which she was diagnosed with in 2015.

NBC’s Peacock and executive producers have since issued an apology about the episode.“We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health,” the statement read. The streamer and the producers are also making a donation to the Disney alum’s charity. “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,” they added.

 

Seriously, how is this even possible? SMH. 

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