Selena Gomez Hits Back At Fan Who Accused Her Of Drinking Too Much

by : Emily Brown on : 01 Dec 2021 18:37
Selena Gomez Hits Back At Fan Who Accused Her Of Drinking Too Much@selenagomez/TikTok

Selena Gomez hit back at a fan after they accused her of drinking ‘excessively’ following her kidney transplant. 

The fan’s comment came in response to a TikTok video shared by Gomez this week, in which she stitched a clip of herself with a clip of Dr Dawn Bantel explaining the definition of ‘heavy drinking’.


In the video, Bantel states that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines heavy drinking as ’15 or more drinks a week for men, and eight or more drinks per week for women’.

You can watch the video below:


Gomez recorded her response to this information, appearing to look concerned as the doctor detailed the figures, though she captioned the clip with the words ‘it’s a joke’.


In spite of Gomez’s efforts to indicate that she wasn’t being serious in the video, one fan responded with criticism, writing: ‘So one of your best friends gives you her kidney and you continue to drink excessively. Damn Selena.’

In 2017, Gomez revealed she had undergone a kidney transplant using an organ donated from her close friend, Francia Raisa, as she battled lupus.

The Hands To Myself singer quickly hit back at the accusations made by the TikTok user and reiterated the fact the video was supposed to be funny, as she responded: ‘It was a joke ass.’


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A number of Gomez’s fans rallied around the singer in the wake of the exchange, with one writing that people need to ‘understand Selena’s humour’.

Another commented: ‘We know it’s a joke queen… Don’t bother yourself with haters’.

Several TikTok users argued it was none of their business if Gomez drank or not, with one person who claimed to have undergone a kidney transplant saying they ‘are allowed to drink’.


Following her transplant, Gomez told the Today show her ‘kidneys were shutting down’ and explained Raisa lived with her ‘during this interesting time where [her] kidneys were just done’.

Per Us Weekly, she continued:

That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. She volunteered and did it. And let alone someone wanting to volunteer, it is incredibly difficult to find a match. The fact that she was a match, I mean that’s unbelievable. That’s not real.

The comment made by the TikTok user appears to have been deleted after Gomez posted her response.


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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University and went on to contribute to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming Senior Journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news, trending stories and longer form features.

Topics: Celebrity, Alcohol, drinking, TikTok, Transplant


  1. @selenagomez/TikTok

    #duet with drdawnbantel it’s a joke