Former Disney star, Selena Gomez is calling out Paramount Plus’ The Good Fight, after the show mentioned her organ transplant in one if its recent episodes.
Selena Gomez and her fans are calling out television shows on social media that have referenced her 2017 kidney transplant, with the most recent being Paramount Plus’ The Good Fight.
The 29-year-old singer and actress clapped back at a scene on the television show where her surgery was brought up during an episode which aired in July 2021.
Gomez took to Twitter on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, to address the situation, stating, “I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing, but sadly it has apparently. I hope in the next writer’s room when one of these tasteless jokes are presented, it is called out immediately and does not make it on air.”
She added, “My fans always have my back. Love you. If you are able, please sign up to be an organ donor.”
The tweet has since been flooded with replies from fans expressing their support.
One fan stated, “We love you, and it makes me so sad that this is even a thing. Let’s make this stop forever. We stand here with you and everyone who ever had to deal with organ transplants. It is something that can save lives, not something to joke about.”
The scene that caused a social media uproar aired on 17 July 2021. In the specific episode of The Good Fight, Wayne Brady, a comedy television executive asked Liz, played by Audra McDonald, to put together a sensitivity read for one of his comedians.
The scene continued with characters, Jay, Jim and Marrisa, contemplating the effects of cancel culture on comedy.
Jay claimed that comedians “need a permission slip to tell a joke” in today’s culture, after which he asked his colleagues about jokes they felt were inappropriate.
Some of the things Jay’s co-workers mentioned were Autism, Necrophilia and Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant.
However, this was not the first time her transplant had been joked about on a television series.
In 2020, NBC issued an apology to Gomez after facing backlash for jokes about her kidney transplant in Peacock’s Saved By The Bell reboot.
The Good Fight has yet to comment on the situation.