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Fur protesters disrupt Victoria's Secret show

The protesters held signs denouncing Bundchen, center.
The protesters held signs denouncing Bundchen, center.

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NEW YORK (CNN) -- Four fur protesters rushed the catwalk at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taping Thursday night as Gisele Bundchen was on the stage, holding signs denouncing the supermodel's support of fur.

Event security staff whisked the women off the catwalk, but not before at least one of them managed to walk the length of it behind the 22-year-old lingerie-clad Brazilian beauty.

The printed signs read "Gisele: Fur Scum" and included the logo for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Bundchen appeared surprised but continued walking.

The fashion show was being taped at The Armory in Manhattan for a November 20 broadcast on CBS. Producers stopped the music and redid Bundchen's segment after the protesters were removed.

Bundchen recently became the spokesmodel for fur designer Blackglama, but she told CNN the protest was unwarranted.

"I'm the biggest animal lover in the world," she said backstage after the show. "I was just doing my job. I'm a model. I don't even wear fur. They just want attention."

The fashion show featured only faux fur.

The protesters wore "all access" passes around their necks. Security removed them from the building but would not say whether they were arrested or charged.

"Gisele has blood on her hands and blood money in her pockets," said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in a written statement Friday. "She may have long legs, but she's pitifully short on compassion, given the pain and fear that animals suffer for her vanity."

-- From CNN Producer Evan Pressman

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