Selena Gomez's friends and fans react to 'Saved by the Bell' diss

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Selenators were up in arms after the "Saved by the Bell" reboot featured an apparent diss on Selena Gomez.

The show quickly received backlash from Gomez fans after one scene featured wall graffiti that read, "Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?" The scene also featured a conversation about the same topic.

Gomez received a kidney from friend Francia Raisa in 2017 amid her battle with lupus.

Gomez fans were quick to jump to the star's side, even forcing "Respect Selena Gomez" to trend on Twitter. One fan wrote, "This is so disgusting and unnecessary. Selena doesn't deserve this."

Another chimed in with logic behind them, writing, "Why is Saved by the Bell reboot...using Selena Gomez's health problems as a joke?"

Streaming service Peacock has since issued an apology, writing in a statement obtained by People, "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."

Meanwhile, Raisa herself was one of the many Selenators that took to social media with their thoughts about the show's apparent tastelessness when it came to the jab.

"Appreciate the apology," she wrote, "but let's not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed from the spray paint written on the wall."

Gomez revealed the details of her kidney transplant back in September 2017 after opening up about her battle with lupus.

"There aren't words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa," Gomez said. "She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis."

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