Saved By The Bell Apologises To Selena Gomez Over Kidney Transplant Jokes
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Peacock, the NBC streaming platform behind the rebooted series of Saved by the Bell, has apologised for using Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant as the basis for a number of gags.

According to The Wrap, a spokesperson for the broadcaster explained that it was “never our intention to make light” of the ‘Ice Cream’ singer’s health, having been criticised on social media recently.

The spokesperson also added revealed that the network has been in touch with Gomez’s team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.

selena gomez, january 2020, at a red carpet event she is wearing a pink top, black skirt and large silver drop earrings shaped like leaves

During the episode in question, the teenage students at Bayside High School have their phones confiscated and in their boredom, they start wondering aloud about all sorts of pop culture subjects.

In one scene, two characters argue in the hallway about who donated a kidney to Gomez back in 2017, two years after she revealed she had been diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease.

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November 30th, 2020

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