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Selena Gomez hits back at criticism over alcohol ‘joke’ after kidney transplant


The Look At Her Now singer reacted to a follower who expressed disappointment about Selena sharing a TikTok video showing her making light of the rules around ‘heavy drinking’

Selena Gomez has hit back at an online troll as she found herself forced to defend an online joke about drinking five years after she underwent a kidney transplant.

The 29-year-old singer and actress has a history of serious health problems and has u ndergone surgeries in the past.

But in a lighthearted moment this week, the star shared a video of herself making a potentially ill-advised joke about alcohol.

The video in question – shared via TikTok and clearly marked that it was a “joke” – featured Selena grimacing and looking concerned while a doctor in a video declared: “The CDC defines ‘heavy drinking’ as 15 or more drinks a week for men, and eight or more drinks per week for women.”

Selena Gomez angered fans when she shared a video of herself joking about alcohol
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The CDC is an acronym of a US government agency named the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Selena’s joke sparked something of a backlash from some fans who expressed concern for her health due to the fact she endured a kidney transplant in 2017.

The star underwent the procedure – and received an organ from her best friend, Francia Raisa – after she was diagnosed with lupus before 2014.

The MailOnline claims that one fan brutally hit out at the star writing in a since deleted post: “So one of your best friends gives you her kidney and you continue to drink excessively.”


Selena’s friend Francia Raisa donated a kidney to her in 2017
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The aggrieved fan allegedly added: “Damn Selena.”

But the chart topping star swiftly struck back at the criticism to declare: “It was a joke ass,” before the thread disappeared entirely.

Despite the fact her original TikTok post clearly stated the star intended the video to be considered a joke, and her dismissal of the troll, others continued to question her motives.

One fan commented: “Even if it was a joke, I wouldn’t post it. People already think she has a drinking problem, even after surgery, so it’s adding fuel to their fire.”

Another follower wrote: “If it’s a joke why do u keep making tiktoks about how u drink a lot.”

Selena is struggling with dark news as her mother, Mandy Teefey, was recently told she had just weeks to live after suffering from double pneumonia before she miraculously survived.

The 44-year-old revealed it was a “miracle” she survived as she uploaded shocking photos to social media as she told followers about her near death experience.


Selena’s mum, Mandy Teefey, recently shared shock photos of herself in hospital following a near death experience
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She wrote: “I was told I had days to live. I had miracle Drs and love from my family and friends to keep me going.

“I fought. The Drs fought and I was one of the few who made it out.”

Fans were quick to give their support to Mandy, with one commenting: “Haters gonna hate. Don’t let them get to you Mandy. U are amazing. You are Rare and Unique. And we love you so much. Slay Queen.”

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