Gallery: Selena Gomez Targeted by Sweatshop Protestors at NY Fashion Week

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Labor-rights activists want Selena Gomez to “be an ambassador for children, not for sweatshops.” Protestors from United Students Against Sweatshops ambushed the former Disney starlet at New York Fashion Week on Thursday at the first runway show for Neo by Adidas, a teen-oriented diffusion label for which Gomez serves as style ambassador. Outside the midtown Manhattan venue, a group of 15 people, including two former sweatshop workers, held up a banner that read, “Selena: Don’t be an ambassador for sweatshops.” A woman also handed the 20-year-old UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador a flier urging her to tell Adidas to pay its Indonesian workers $1.8 million in severance so they can feed their children and send them to school.

Should brand ambassadors be responsible for the companies they're shilling for?

  • 4 Votes HELL NO! They're just there to promote the brands; they don't actually run them.
  • 59 Votes HELL YES! They should know how they're getting paid.

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