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Selena Gomez Got Dragged All Over Twitter Because Of One Tweet

Over the weekend, the simmering Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud exploded all over Twitter, but this time it was Kim Kardashian West vs. Taylor Swift. Apparently, after Swift rebuked claims that she was cool with West’s lyrics about her in the song “Famous,” Kim K took to Snapchat with receipts. Kim K posted several videos appearing to show that Kanye and Swift had in fact discussed the lyrics. What happened next is all thank to the celeb-obsessed world of Twitter.


If you need to catch up, here is the video everyone is talking about.

The video, uploaded to Kim Kardashian West’s Snapchat, allegedly shows Kanye West talking with Taylor Swift and discussing the lyrics that West is considering using in “Famous.” The footage appears to contradict Swift’s claims that she disapproved of the song and advised West against using misogynistic lyrics.


Of course, Swift took to social media to state her side of the story.

Chismosas and chismosos everywhere began salivating.


As a loyal squad member, Selena Gomez appeared to come out in full defense of her bestie.

Seems like a harmless tweet, right? Well, you are very wrong.


Almost immediately, people went after Gomez, accusing her of being a hypocrite.

Several people pointed out that Gomez uses her social media for “important stuff” like promoting brands.


Some wondered why she wasn’t more vocal during some of the recent attacks in the U.S., like Orlando.


Though, to be fair, she was part of a group of singers including Jennifer Lopez and Prince Royce who created “Hands,” a tribute song for those lost in the Orlando attack.


They really went after her for not being more vocal on domestic and global issues.


And others were QUICK to point out that Kim K has been vocal about #blacklivesmatter.


Gomez didn’t appear to help her cause when she implied that Twitter hashtags do absolutely nothing.

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Gomez later deleted the tweet, but several people clarified that #blacklivesmatter isn’t about taking sides.

To be clear, saying #blacklivesmatter does not mean you are picking sides or saying other lives don’t matter, but tell Gomez that. “The statement “black lives matter” is not an anti-white proposition,” reads a post on the Black Lives Matter website. “Contained within the statement is an unspoken but implied “too,” as in “black lives matter, too,” which suggests that the statement is one of inclusion rather than exclusion.”


The whole squad connection was called into question since it is the first time people have seen Gomez speaking up about anything.


Some wondered why Gomez was supporting Swift so strongly when Swift didn’t appear to do the same for her.


But others just wanted to know when she even became involved with social justice.

Once again, to be fair, Gomez may not be as vocal on social media as some would like, but she has done lots of charity work. Just an FYI, UNICEF has Selena Gomez listed as an ambassador since 2009 and, more than that, she has held charity concerts and participated in the Tap Project to get clean drinking water to children in need. She even donated some of her North Carolina concert proceeds to Equality North Carolina to fight against HB2 (you know, that anti-trans bathroom law that caused several businesses and celebs to pull out of North Carolina events).


So some people renounced their fandom…


Though, one photo summed up all the angst and emotion surrounding Gomez’s tweets.

READ: Watch Selena Gomez Open Up About Friend Who Was Killed In Orlando

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‘Saved By the Bell’ Reboot Mocks Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant and Francia Raísa Thinks It’s Not Funny

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‘Saved By the Bell’ Reboot Mocks Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant and Francia Raísa Thinks It’s Not Funny

It appears that the Saved By the Bell reboot is off to a bad start. The much anticipated NBCUniversal’s Peacock series garnered tons of negative press over the weekend for making what many viewers considered inappropriate jokes about Selena Gomez’s health struggles.

One of the offensive scenes in question had two characters arguing about whether Gomez’s kidney donor was “Justin Bieber’s mom” or Demi Lovato. Later in the episode, a wall was spray-painted with the words: “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?”

Fans flocked to social media to condemn the program for making light of Gomez’s harrowing health journey.

“I can officially say that this generation is full of some sick and insensitive ppl,” wrote one Selena stan on Twitter. “The fact that if her surgery went wrong, she wouldnt be here today. and a whole ass show producer thought it was okay to mock her for it? the script writers too? what??” Many similar sentiments were echoed on social media.

The blowback became so bad that NBCUniversal was forced to apologize for the tasteless joke. They have since removed the “jokes” from the episode.

“We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC,” they said in a statement.

Selena Gomez’s kidney donor, fellow actress Francia Raísa, addressed NBCUniversal’s apology via Twitter. “Appreciate the apology but let’s not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed from the spray paint written on the wall,” she said.

Selena Gomez has been candid about the trauma she’s endured over the years due to her autoimmune disease, lupus. Gomez’s lupus forced her to undergo chemotherapy and eventually, seek a kidney transplant.

“I had arthritis. My kidneys were shutting down. My mentality was just to keep going,” Selena revealed in a 2017 interview with the Today Show. “That was it. And I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life and that was the day I came home, when I found out, and [Raísa] volunteered and did it.”

But Gomez’s kidney transplant wasn’t the end of her health journey, both mental and physical.

After her surgery, Gomez struggled with body image issues, specifically surrounding her surgery scar. In a recent Instagram post, Gomez revealed that it took her a while to become confident in her own skin after her surgery.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” she wrote. “I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz Faces Backlash Over Insensitive Tweet About Thanksgiving And Covid

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Sen. Ted Cruz Faces Backlash Over Insensitive Tweet About Thanksgiving And Covid

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been criticized for misleading the public on Covid. Last week, the Texan faced backlash after criticizing a Democratic senator for wearing a mask while inside the Senate. Covid cases are surging in all states with Texas among the worse, but Sen. Cruz will do anything to protect his Thanksgiving.

Sen. Ted Cruz is taking a big stand in the name of Covid community spread.

The week before Thanksgiving, Sen. Cruz posted a tweet implying his stance to gather for Thanksgiving. Health experts in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging Americans to avoid gatherings and traveling for the holiday season as cases spike to all-time highs.

“Right now, we’re alarmed, again, with the exponential increase in cases and hospitalists and death,” Dr. Henry Walke said in a press conference. “Amidst this critical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.”

The Republican politician is facing backlash for the insensitivity of the tweet.

Cases of the virus are surging as Americans tire of social distancing with no leadership or assistance from the federal government. Millions of Americans are being forced into renewed lockdown measures to prevent a post holiday surge as cases continue to climb. The U.S. has experienced an 18-day trend of more than 100,000 cases daily.

The U.S. needs to heed the science and experience in Canada. In October, Canadians gathered for Thanksgiving celebrations and it spelled disaster. Six weeks after the holiday, Canada broke Covid records and the country was faced with the worst of the outbreak.

The tweet is more upsetting to people from the senator’s homestate.

El Paso dealt with a devastating spike. The Texas county was hard hit as Covid surged leading to mobile morgues being packed with bodies of Covid victims. County officials were pleading with El Pasoans to do their part in making sure the virus doesn’t spread. Sen. Cruz’s tweet shows a lack of compassion for Texans suffering from the pandemic as Thanksgiving approaches.

Some Twitter users are pointing out Texas’ food crisis creating long lines for food banks.

Texas, which became the first state to record 1 million infections, has seen an increase in the need for food. According to CNN, The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) gave out about 600,000 pounds of food for 25,000 people in the area. Millions are losing unemployment benefits after Covid and the lack of a federal response prompted mass layoffs across the nation in various industries, especially the hospitality industry.

We have to be vigilant as the holidays approach to protect our loved ones.

More than 250,000 people have died from Covid since the virus started to spread in the U.S. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with the virus that Sen. Cruz dismisses. It is important to remember that you need to wear masks, social distance, and wash your hands to slow the virus’ spread. We are getting closer to a vaccine but we still have to put in the work to protect ourselves.

READ: Several California Politicians Go Against Covid Guidelines In Last Couple Weeks Sparking Outrage

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