If you've been following Selena Gomez on TikTok at all this year, then I don't need to tell you that her content is usually quite funny. Whether she's reenacting classic sitcom scenes with her little sister or just plain trolling herself, there's often lots of humor involved.
So, when Selena shared a video yesterday that centered around her witty reaction to a medical professional's definition of "heavy drinking," the tone was very on-brand.
"The CDC defines heavy drinking as 15 or more drinks a week for men, and eight or more drinks per week for women," explained Dr. Dawn Bantel in a clip that Selena posted alongside one of herself responding with exaggerated facial expressions.
The fact that Selena's reactions in the clip, which appeared to convey shock or concern, were purely farcical was pretty obvious. But the Only Murders in the Building star still clarified "it's a joke" in her post's caption.
Even so, some people took to the TikTok video's comments section with words of criticism. Those responses mostly judged Selena for consuming alcohol — again, it was a joke! — after having a kidney transplant.
Anyway, Selena promptly shut down the criticism. After one user commented, "So one of your best friends gives you her kidney and you continue to drink excessively. Damn Selena," Selena wrote, "It was a joke ass."
The comment was later deleted.
Selena underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, following her lupus diagnosis. Her friend and fellow actor Francia Raisa was her organ donor.