Selena Gomez was targeted by protesters last night. But not because she refuses to get back together with Justin Bieber.
The singer was in New York City, sitting in the front row for the first-ever NEO by Adidas fashion show (she serves as brand ambassador) when a woman handed her a flyer that read: "Selena Gomez: Be an ambassador for children, not for sweatshops."
A similar message was also printed on a much larger sign at the event, as you can see here:
The protester was escorted away by security, while Gomez recovered from an initial shock and went on to show her appreciation for the young designers on hand.
"Thank you so much for coming out," she said. "I'm so excited to be a part of this and so excited to see what you guys did with it, you did an amazing job!"
The protest was led by a group called United Students Against Sweatshops.
Among other complaints, it says that Adidas has refused to pay $1.8 million in legally owed severance to thousands of workers in Indonesia. As a result, they cannot afford school for their children.
“We’re here to tell Selena Gomez that she should cut ties with Adidas because Adidas has refused to pay severance to 2,800 garment workers who sewed its apparel for over 10 years,” Claire Lewis, a 22-year-old member of the group told Yahoo. “We’ve been campaigning for the last year.”