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Justin Bieber is taking the high road  and yes, we're just as surprised as you are to hear that.

Selena Gomez has taken some shots at Justin in the media lately, but the Biebs is warning his pals to stay out of it, according to Radar Online.

“She’s been bashing him, but Justin has ordered everyone around him not to fight back,” a source reveals.

“He told his friends and everyone else about Selena, ‘She’s off limits,’” the source continues. “He told everyone to leave her alone."

So what made him decide to stay out of the fray?

“He doesn’t want to fuel the fire, and he just doesn’t want it to be that way with her," says the insider. "'I don’t want anyone saying anything negative about her,’ is what he told his pals."

Last week, Selena made headlines when she told Dave Letterman that she made Justin cry.

We are actually impressed that Justin isn't firing back with insults at Selena, and that he's told his team to behave likewise.

So Justin "can be a gentleman" (as he sings in "Boyfriend") when he wants to? Who knew!

Source: Radar Online