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Fans angry: US sitcom jokes about Selena Gomez’s kidney surgery

Jokes at the expense of Selena Gomez’s health? That goes too far for their fans! The new edition of the 90s sitcom “California High School” on the new US streaming service Peacock has just started, as it is already causing negative headlines. Because in one scene Selena’s kidney transplant is discussed – or rather: Some jokes are made about it. The fans of the singer are angry and are now railing against the series!

In a “California High School” scene, two students from Bayside High discuss who Selenas (28) Donor. Actually, it is known that her friend Francia Raisa (32) gave her her kidney three years ago. In the sitcom, however, one of the girls says that Justin Bieber (26) is the donor. Another girl, on the other hand, is sure that Sel got the kidney of Demi Lovato (28). Absolutely not funny, find Selenas fans! on Twitter it hails downright hate messages for the sitcom. “This is damn disgusting and inappropriate”, is just one of countless examples. The hashtag #RespectSelenaGomez even trended on the microblogging service over the weekend.

The streaming service Peacock has already responded to the criticism. In an opinion to the Peoplemagazine it says: “We apologize. It was never our intention to Selenas To take health lightly. We have been in contact with her team and will make a donation to her charity The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.”

Selena Gomez in November 2020
Singer Selena Gomez and her kidney donor Francia Raisa (left) in hospital, 2017
Selena Gomez in February 2020 in Los Angeles

Arjun Sethi
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