Will 'The Good Fight' be cancelled? Selena Gomez slams show’s ‘tasteless’ kidney transplant joke

Selena Gomez took to Twitter to slam the writers of ‘The Good Fight’ and called the joke on her kidney transplant 'tasteless'

                            Will 'The Good Fight' be cancelled? Selena Gomez slams show’s ‘tasteless’ kidney transplant joke
Selena Gomez slammed ‘The Good Fight’ (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Selena Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant has been the butt of jokes time and again and repeating the same offending behavior, the show ‘The Good Fight’ made fun of the singer’s health scare in one of their recent episodes. However, the former Disney star did not stay mum as she showed them their place via social media.

The 29-year old singer and actor took to her Twitter account and dubbed the joke on her ailment as “tasteless”. Social media users first called out the show makers and keeping in mind the same, Selena also gave a shout-out to her loyal fans who always have her back. Soon the hashtag “we love you Selena” was trending on Twitter. In 2017, Selena had shared a picture on Instagram after she successfully underwent a kidney transplant.

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Selena Gomez calls out ‘The Good Fight’ for 'tasteless' jokes

Snapping at the show ‘The Good Fight’, the ‘Rare’ hitmaker called the jokes on her health battle “tasteless” adding that next time hopefully such jokes will never make it to the screen. “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.” Selena also showered love on her fans while sharing a link to an organ donation website. “My fans always have my back. LOVE YOU. If you are able to please sign up to be an organ donor.”

Speaking of the show, actor Wayne Brady, who plays a comedy streaming executive on ‘The Good Fight’ asks Liz Reddick played by Audra McDonald to do a sensitivity read on a client on episode four of Season 5. The conversation then leads to talking about cancel culture when a character named Jim played by Ifádansi Rashad kicks things off, suggesting, “Um, necrophilia?” might be a taboo topic to joke about. “No, that could be funny,” Marissa quips played by Sarah Steele. “Autism,” Jay played by  Nyambi Nyambi fires back. Jim then reverts with, “Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant.” Denying the allegations, a source close to the show told E! News, "If you watch the episode in full, the reference to 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 reference is that her transplant is not something you can joke about." This is not the first time when Selena’s kidney scare was openly discussed on a public platform. The ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot came under fire last November for the same.




‘Don't worry about these disrespectful trashy people’

Loyal fans of the award-winning crooner logged into Twitter to extend their support while also slamming the show. One fan posted, “Selena this is so important for us, I have respect for you, I know this is not cool, you're human and deserve respect from we fans of you, you're unique, never forget this, love u so much my angel.” Whereas, one stated, “Exactly. They use you of the butt of the joke and make a mockery out of the entire organ donation process and everyone that needs an organ to LIVE. No joking matter. Thank you for sharing your story even when people use it to hurt you. I love you and am so proud of you Selena!” Another said, "Saved by the Bell got away with it, the good fight must get canceled."
The next one added, “We love you so much, don't worry about these disrespectful trashy people, we'll always be by your side.” While another tweeted, “Exactly! It’s disgusting that you have to address this & that us as your fans have to constantly defend you. We love you so much queen & we always gonna ride for you! Respect Selena Gomez.” One fan said, “Selena Gomez deserves nothing but respect, she's defending herself and other who are in the same page, WE LOVE YOU SELENA.” Another person claimed, “She is the strongest and bravest woman i have ever seen.” One individual concluded, “I’m so proud of selena for speaking up, it must be so painful to see people mocking such a difficult time in her life and no one deserves to experience that.”