Even a bell couldn’t save Dustin Diamond from the negative comments of his former costar Mark-Paul Gosselaar and fellow 1990s actor Breckin Meyer.
Gosselaar, 40, and Meyer, also 40, stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Aug. 6 to promote their show Franklin & Bash, and were asked about Diamond, 37, and his Saved by the Bell book, sex tape, and publicity.
“This guy’s such a d–k,” Meyer said of Diamond. “I don’t know Dustin at all, but like, everything I read… [Gosselaar] and I have talked endlessly about Saved by the Bell. I grew up at the same time, I was acting—I used their sets one time when I did a pilot… the Dustin Diamond thing is just so silly. It’s just so negative and it always bums me out.”
“It is negative,” Gosselaar chimed in. “That I must say. Everything I’ve heard about his book is it is negative. I don’t remember those things. My experience on the show was very positive.”
“That’s why when people say, ‘Oh, you don’t like talking about it,’ I don’t mind talking about it, I just don’t really remember that time,” the Saved by the Bell alum continued. “But also, everything I do remember was extremely positive.”
It wasn’t just Gosselaar that had a favorable impression of his time on the show, in contrast to Diamond’s harsh words. Meyer added, “I know Elizabeth [Berkley] and Tiffani [Thiessen] and Mario [Lopez] and everyone has nothing but like awesome [things] to say about that except for Dustin. I’m like, ‘That might be you, bro.'”
“I think a bunch of it is bulls–t,” Meyer continued of Diamond’s book Behind the Bell. “I think he’s so full of s–t, like his sex tape… you saw it! That’s not him! Screech is not packing that. Get the hell out of here. He doesn’t have six Beldings beneath him. There’s no f–king way. You’re full of s–t, Dustin.”
Gosselaar gave Diamond the benefit of the doubt on his Saved by the Bell take, saying, “It’s his perspective.”
Diamond has yet to comment on Gosselaar and Meyer’s words.
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