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Jon Stewart disappointed in Selena Gomez for associating with Justin Bieber

Jon Stewart is not a fan of Justin Bieber's "ungentlemanly" behavior. However, the part that bothers him the most is the negative impact that Bieber has had on Selena Gomez.

Jon Stewart thinks Justin Bieber is a negative influence on Selena Gomez.
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During a May 7 interview with Seth Rogen on the "Daily Show," Stewart talked about how his own children had been fans of Gomez. As he explained, "I have young children. And [Selena] was the winner of the family wizard competition on Wizards of Waverley Place. They were engaged in a battle for four years and she ended up winning. My kids really respected that victory."

Rogen asked if her victory had been diminished by her relationship with Bieber. Stewart expressed disappointment in what he felt was poor judgment on her part. As he responded, "how do I explain that to them? She was a wizard and now she’s hanging out with a douchebag."

Like Stewart, Rogen is not a "Belieber." He has met Bieber a few times, and the experiences were not so positive. As the "Neighbors" star commented, "he's a good example of someone who you meet, who you think you are going to hate and then you get to hate him. You meet him and he lives up to every one of your expectations."

As Rogen told Howard Stern, he was backstage at a German talk show a few years ago when someone told him that Bieber wanted to meet him. However, the "Boyfriend" singer apparently turned the tables to make it look like Rogen had asked for the meeting. As he commented, "'what the f---, I don't give a f--- about, I don't want to meet you! Don't act all nonplussed to meet me. I didn't want to meet you. I was totally cool not meeting you."

The "Knocked Up" star had been willing to give Bieber a benefit of a doubt because he was very young at the time. However, Rogen had another recent encounter and realized that he had not changed. As he explained, Bieber possessed "no humility, no awareness, no sense that 'I appeal to young, young people, maybe a grown man who works in comedy doesn't f-ing give a s--- about me.'"

Bieber apparently loves Rogen's movies. However, he doesn't seem to respect him enough to spell his name correctly. As he tweeted on May 8, "Seth Rogan sorry I didnt bow down when I asked 2 meet u was probably a bit shy and didn't want to be over the top but still. love ur movies."

Has Bieber allowed fame to get to his head? Was Rogen right to call him out for his lack of humility? Or do critics need to cut Bieber some slack? Could Selena Gomez' association with him potentially hurt her career?

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