Selena Gomez Adidas Event Draws Sweatshop Protest [UPDATE]
By Daniel Gates | 2:33 pm, February 8th, 2013PHOTOS
Selena Gomez had a slightly bumpy start to New York Fashion Week on Wednesday when her Adidas NEO event was targeted by protesters accusing the brand of sweatshop abuses.
The singer-actress is the brand’s style ambassador, but not everyone is pleased that Gomez, who also works with children’s rights organization UNICEF, is associated with the apparel company.
Outside the event, members of United Students Against Sweatshops passed out flyers condemning the brand’s alleged child labor policies and held a banner that read, “Selena: Don’t Be An Ambassador For Sweatshops.”
A rep for Gomez tells Gossip Cop, “Selena and her team have been reassured by Adidas that these old allegations were addressed and handled properly prior to Selena’s involvement with the company. Any further questions can be addressed by Adidas.”
Gomez tweeted about the presentation after the show, writing, “Amazing show for @adidasNEOLabel tonight!! They looked amazing. #NEOrunway :))).”
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