'Saved By the Bell' reboot faces backlash from Selena Gomez's fans

The show appeared to make light of the singer's health struggles, including her 2017 kidney transplant.
2:33 | 11/30/20

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We want to turn to the "Gma" cover story and saved by the bell getting backlash. Adrienne Bankert has more. Good morning, Adrienne. Reporter:morning, Amy. Fans are saying that this show is getting all of the wrong kind of attention, especially after these references to Selena Gomez they're calling thoughtless and to get to you Reporter: This morning fans of Selena Gomez are disgusted after this. I know for a fact Selena's kidney donor was Justin Bieber's Reporter: A seen by saved by the bell seems to make light of Gomez's health battles and the phrase does Selena Gomez even have kidneys appears at graffiti. Fans jumping to the actress' defense. One fan tweeting serious health issues should never be a joke. Gomez revealed she underwent a kidney transplant in 2017 after being diagnosed with lupus. It's mocking a very serious situation during which Selena almost died. Her transplant was not easy and there were complications. Reporter: Peacock, NBC universal and the show's executive producers are saying we apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena's health. We'll be making a donation to her charity. Overnight Gomez's kidney donor and friend speaking out and telling ABC news we need people to become donors and I worry that continuing to dismiss them and minimize their contributions will have a negative impact. So far Gomez isn't responding. I've been down the darkest alleys When the time is right, she'll come out and explain her side of things. When she does, I think she'll stick up for her fans and those who are going through similar Reporter: Some mention that considering how much Gomez advocates for people being open and honest about their personal struggles these scenes seem out of place and unnecessary. Robin?

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