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Thursday
Feb072013

Selena Gomez Targeted by Protesters; Justin's Mom Says She’s a "Sweetheart"

PRNewsFoto/adidas NEO LabelSelena Gomez was in New York City on Wednesday to attend a runway show for the adidas NEO clothing brand, with which she recently signed a three-year deal.  But the event was marred by the appearance of protesters who decided that she'd make a great target.

According to E! Online, activists from the United Students Against Sweatshops group positioned themselves outside the fashion show venue, and displayed a banner reading, "Selena: Don't be an Ambassador for Sweatshops."  There have been accusations that adidas has used sweatshop workers in factories overseas. 

However, the incident didn't seem to trouble Selena, who, according to Hollywood Life, enjoyed a front row view for the show and afterwards thanked everyone who attended.  Post-event, Selena didn't mention the protest at all when she tweeted, "Amazing show for @adidasNEOLabel tonight!! They looked amazing."

Meanwhile, one person who isn't protesting Selena is Pattie Mallette, the mother of Selena's ex, Justin Bieber.  During an interview on Thursday's Today Show, Mallette was asked if she wanted Selena and Justin to get back together. "You know, I just try and support whatever [Justin]'s wanting and I think [Selena]'s a sweetheart," she replied. "And whatever they decide is great."

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