Selena Gomez fans are coming to her support. On Saturday, “Respect Selena Gomez” began trending on Twitter after a scene from the Saved By the Bellreboot went viral. In the clip, two high school students are seen arguing about who was the singer’s kidney donor for her transplant.
Gomez underwent a kidney transplant in 2017 to combat her Lupus. She later revealed it was her friend and Grown-ish actress Francia Raisa who was her donor.
“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one character says, while the other replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato’s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”
In another scene, a poster reading, “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” is seen hanging on the wall.
“Saved by the Bell, that’s disgusting. Selena almost lost her life, jokes about her kidney transplant is NOT FUNNY. Respect Selena Gomez,” one Twitter user wrote.
Even more Selenators took to social media to defend Gomez, as well as note that making fun of someone’s health is not funny.
“using what selena gomez went through for entertainment is blatantly insensitive and wrong. what she went through was real and it wasn’t easy. it’s so incredibly disgusting seeing it be used as a joke for entertainment. RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ,” one fan tweeted.
“Joking about someone’s disease is not funny whatsoever,” another wrote. “It’s just so cruel and unjust. Selena doesn’t deserve that & no one else deserves that either.”
“This was Selena’s last post before she went into surgery for her kidney transplant. she said goodbye to all & the world coz she didn’t know if she’ll survive & these people are out here making jokes about it for some clout,” another fan captioned their photo, adding, “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ.”
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
my parents just asked why “respect selena gomez” was trending, after i explained to them what had happened my dad had tears in his eyes. my grandma passed away due to lupus, and people making jokes on it made my dad feel awful. this is something that affects me a lot
— a ❀ (@karIasring) November 28, 2020
making fun about someone's disease will never be funny. respect selena gomez.
— 2000s (@PopCulture2000s) November 28, 2020
Remember when Selena released this masterful song and music video back in 2017, both of which indirectly tackling her fight against lupus? Her situation and her perseverance will NEVER go unnoticed.
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ pic.twitter.com/rHKNSTuizs
— 𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓴 𝓷𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 (@leeknelly) November 28, 2020
RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ
It's NOT funny to mock someone for their illness! pic.twitter.com/RzsLYJBJ8f
— Ana ✨🦋🍑 (@yesimrare) November 28, 2020