ashley tisdale defends selena gomez after show jokes about her live-saving kidney transplant

Ashley Tisdale Defends Selena Gomez After Show Jokes About Her Live-Saving Kidney Transplant

Ashley Tisdale is defending Selena Gomez after the TV show The Good Fight made a reference to Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant.

In Season 5, Episode 4, which aired on July 15, a few characters speak on comedy, cancel culture, and which subjects are too sensitive to joke about.

The joke was an alleged reference to a 2020 episode of the Saved By the Bell reboot that included a joke about the singer’s live-saving 2017 transplant. The transplant she received as part of her treatment for lupus. Selena’s fans called the joke “cruel” and “disgusting.”

A source close to The Good Fight said the scene had been misconstrued, explaining: “The reference is that her transplant is not something you can joke about.”

The insider said: “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 OK to make fun of and the idea of cancel culture and being canceled for telling a bad joke.”

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“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,” the 29-year-old wrote.

She followed up the tweet thanking fans for “always [having her] back” and a link encouraging them to sign up to become organ donors if they are able.

To which Tisdale, 36, wrote: “It’s sad to me that when a celebrity decides to share their story, especially difficulties with their health, writers have decided to turn that into a joke in multiple shows?!”

“It takes courage to come out and let people in to what you are personally going through. And in turn your making that person’s journey into a joke.”

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Tisdale is loving motherhood after welcoming daughter, Jupiter Iris, earlier this year. Tisdale and French welcomed Jupiter in March, announcing her birth the day posting a photo of themselves holding the infant’s hand.

“Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side 3.23.21,” they wrote alongside the image. The two announced their first pregnancy in September — revealing the sex of their firstborn a month later.

“I was obviously excited because I definitely wanted a girl, for sure,” she told PEOPLE in December.

“But I am also someone who goes with the flow on a lot of stuff. I try to not have expectations in moments like that and just allow what is meant to be. I was very excited. I think my husband definitely was scared — he looked a little scared in the pictures!”

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