Selena Gomez isn’t here for jokes about kidney transplants, and not that you asked, but we aren’t either.
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As far as Selena is concerned, her or anybody else’s kidneys are no laughing matter and she made that abundantly clear via Twitter on Tuesday night, when she called out Paramount+’s The Good Fight for making a joke about her 2017 kidney transplant in the fourth episode of its fifth season.
“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’s called out immediately and doesn’t make it on air, Gomez wrote.
But like for real, seriously people… get it together.
If you’re unaware, Selena underwent the kidney transplant due to her ongoing battle with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that she was diagnosed with in 2011.
Of course, legions of SelGo’s loyal fans came to her defense, backing her sentiments while shaming the show for the incentive remark, which she made sure to thank and shout out as well as promote becoming an organ donor.
We’d get into the joke, but honestly it’s not worth anyones time, and actually isn’t even funny.
And as there is always two sides to every story, As Variety reported, according to a source close to the show the joke is being taken out of context. “If you watch the episode in full, the reference to Selena Gomez is part of a discussion the characters are having about topics that are not okay to make fun of and the idea of cancel culture and being canceled for telling a bad joke,” the source said. “The reference is that Selena Gomez’s transplant is not something you can joke about.”
Umm okay… we kinda get it, but in doing so, its the point that kind of gets cancelled. Either way, there are like a million other things that are “not something you can joke about” that would have sufficed. Hopefully the whole situation is a lesson learned.