Selena Gomez calls out TV shows for their tasteless reference to her 2017 kidney transplant; thanked fans

Global pop icon Selena Gomez called out Television shows that made references to her 2017 kidney transplant in a tasteless manner. The latest TV show to do that was Paramount Plus’ The Good Fight. Responding to it, Selena Gomez and her fans slammed the makers. Selena even expressed her disgust and questioned how do such tasteless jokes make it on air. Her fans too supported her.

The singer and actor took to her Twitter and wrote, “I am not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for television shows has become a thing but sadly it has appeared. 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 Gomez in the following tweet also encouraged fans to become organ donors. “My fans always have my back. LOVE YOU,” Gomez wrote. “If you are able to please sign up to be an organ donor.”


During an episode of The Good Wife Spin-off ‘The Good Fight’ in which the show’s characters are seen brainstorming joke ideas. While pondering on ideas, they discuss topics that are off-limits with Jay (Nyambi Nyambi) mentioning that comedians these days need ‘permission slip to tell a joke.’ During this, they mentioned Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant as one of the topics which are off-limit in a jokingly manner which left the fans angry.

However, a source informed Variety that the reference has been taken out of context. The source told Variety, “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 reference is that Selena Gomez’s transplant is not something you can joke about.”


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