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'Saved By The Bell' Fans Boycotting Reboot Without Lark Voorhies, Call For Mario Lopez To Include OG Star

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By Ryan Naumann

Fans of “Saved By The Bell” are backing Lark Voorhies and boycotting the reboot unless Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar extend her an invite.

Lark recently sat down with Dr. Oz to discuss her feeling “hurt” by not being invited to participate in the reboot of the iconic 90’s show. The 45-year-old actress, who is famous for playing Lisa Turtle, expressed feeling slighted over not being asked to reprise her character.

During the interview, Lark read from a journal entry that described her feelings on the situation. She read, “I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the 'Saved by the Bell' reunion as well as other cast members events.”

She continued, “yet of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful."

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Fans have been backing Lark on social media writing, “Why not include her she was apart of the original cast!!!!🙌”

Another said, “She not on it ... we not watching” and “I know she may have had her issues, but she STILL lisa turtle tf...she loom hurt af too.”

“LISA TURTLE WAS SAVED BY THE BELL! TF!” said one fan. Others had this to say, “Y’all acting like y’all don’t know why she wasn’t invited” and ‘That’s lame she was the only Black character EVER. They didn’t even give her Black boyfriend.”

One person argued, “She was the only black person on the show.... TRUST, we’ll know she’s missing.” Lopez and Gosselaar have yet to comment on the matter.

Back in September, NBC announced the reboot of “Saved By The Bell” with Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley on board. The show is set to air on NBC’s soon-to-launch streaming platform Peacock.

Berkley will be reprising her role as Jessie Spano and Lopez will once again be playing A.C. Slater. Earlier this year, it was announced that Mark-Paul Gosselaar closed a deal to return as the iconic character Zach Morris.

NBC released this description for the show: "When California governor Zack Morris (Time out Governor Zack Morris?! Time in!) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality."

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