Fans of Selena Gomez took to Twitter to express their disappointment with Saved By The Bell after they learned the reboot of the show recently aired an episode that seemed to make fun of the singer’s kidney transplant which she received due to complications with lupus.
According to fans and Stereogum, one scene of the episode showed graffiti on the wall of the school’s hallway that read, “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” Another scene saw some of the show’s characters speculating who donated a kidney to the singer. Names like Justin Bieber’s mom and her “best friend” and Demi Lovato were brought as potential donors of the kidney.
the show “saved by the bell reboot” has an extremely disgusting scene where they were mocking the superstar selena gomez’s health, by writing this on the wall. i don’t know what was the point of it, all i know that it needs to be removed asap, thank you. @UniversalTV @peacockTV pic.twitter.com/LYRkdPPljV
— ‘ (@littleselss) November 28, 2020
Sorry that save by the bell reboot can get the fuck… who thought writing in about Selenas personal struggle as a joke would be a good idea? It’s just so disrespectful. Respect for Selena Gomez forever!
— Elle🌹 (@ElleRoseex) November 28, 2020
The response was strong from fans as they took to the app to slam the show for the scenes. “The show “saved by the bell reboot” has an extremely disgusting scene where they were mocking the superstar selena gomez’s health, by writing this on the wall,” one fan said. They added, “i don’t know what was the point of it, all i know that it needs to be removed asap, thank you.” Another user called the scenes “disrespectful” and said, “who thought writing in about Selenas personal struggle as a joke would be a good idea?”
Back in September, the singer showed off her kidney transplant scar to “feel confident” in her skin. “When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” the singer said in an Instagram post. “Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that.”
You can check out more reactions from fans below.
how disgusting do you have to be to fcking make fun of someone’s traumatic and de@th threatening illness! You lose all my fcking respect. This is why the Save By The Bell Reboot is making NO NOISE AT ALL!
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ pic.twitter.com/obAdSslqCK
— Sister Aaliyah 💗🦄 (@BLINKPINKOT4) November 28, 2020
You see this woman, her name is Selena Gomez. And you better RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ!
I demand the new save by the bell show to be cancelled!
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ! pic.twitter.com/SZW00I0I5I
— 🔱Brian⎊Lindsey🔱 (@Brian95_Lockon) November 28, 2020
someone be tter pls #boycott save by the bell from @peacockTV 🤡🤡🤡 some dinwited minds think were blind and dumb couldnt see they spray paint wrong 'does selena gomez have kidney' on the walls RESPECT SELENA pic.twitter.com/HJoG2p3Bsb
— 𝓃𝒶𝒶𝒶𝒶𝓉𝓉 😛🌚👽 (@natrh__) November 28, 2020
a tv show called "saved by the bell" has "does selena gomez even have a kidney?" written on the wall. this is so disgusting and unnecessary. selena doesn't deserve this.
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ pic.twitter.com/u7IcPX8NqV
— ً (@jndoIIs) November 28, 2020
Saved by the Bell, that's disgusting. Selena almost lost her life, jokes about her kidney transplant is NOT FUNNY. Respect Selena Gomez. pic.twitter.com/c8AZbsU1m0
— Selena Charts (@selenachartsbr) November 28, 2020
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ so unprofessional what the TV show "Saved by the bell" did by posting an episode "Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?" This isnt only a lack of respect towards Sel, but towards all people who suffer from this disease. 2021 and there is still hatred for Sel? pic.twitter.com/ZWbtMo5ZSi
— 𝗞𝗶𝗸𝗶 🕊️ 𝐹𝑜𝑙𝑘𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑒 (@kikiswift131) November 28, 2020
I just really want to know in what world did the writers of the new saved by the bell think it was a good idea to write “does Selena Gomez even have a kidney” on a wall and then proceed to joke about who donated a kidney to her. Like that is despicable and disgusting.
— brandon (@brando_swift) November 28, 2020
mocking a life threatening illness? is so disrespectful, "saved by the bell" should be cancelled. selena and her friend went through a lot and could have died. that’s not something to joke about.
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ pic.twitter.com/f6XotwoHz7
— .. (@sggotyamad) November 28, 2020
“does selena gomez even have a kidney?” is written on a wall in a TV show "Saved By The Bell". this is so unprofessional, unnecessary and beyond disgusting. @peacockTV @UniversalTV pic.twitter.com/cnGnewITy2
— emrah 💍 (fan account) (@skinnysel) November 28, 2020
Selena Gomez Fans Slam 'Saved by the Bell' Reboot for Joking About Singer's Kidney Transplant
— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) November 28, 2020