Executive producers of the new Saved By the Bell reboot issued an apology following an episode that angered Selena Gomez fans.
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 (November 28th) after angry flans flocked to Twitter. Peacock, UTV and executive producers of the show issued the following statement to E! News, “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.”
Gomez's friend and kidney donor, Francia Raisa addressed the controversy on Twitter, “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”