‘Saved By The Bell’ Apologizes To Selena Gomez Over Transplant Joke

Selena Gomez fans were not happy with the Saved By the Bell reboot after the show used her kidney transplant as the brunt of a joke.

At one point during the sixth episode, two characters argued about the identity of Gomez’s kidney donor and later graffiti in the hallway read, “Does Selena Gomez have a kidney?”

“Respect Selena Gomez” started trending on Saturday night.

Following the backlash, Peacock, NBC Universal and the show’s executive producers released a statement apologizing for the scene.

“We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. 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,” said the statement was given to ET on Saturday.

Selena’s friend and kidney donor, Francia Raisa addressed the controversy on Twitter at well saying, “Appreciate the apology but let’s not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed from the spray paint written on the wall”