Justin Bieber Criticized for Meeting CAN Prime Minister in Overalls; Fights Back

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Striped overalls, yellow sneakers, a white T-shirt and a baseball cap — that’s what Justin Bieber wore to receive a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this past weekend. To give you some background, this award is given to honor Canadians with significant achievements. So it’s a big deal. But the 18-year-old singer was slammed for his attire after posting “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol” on Instagram along with this photo:

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While JB clearly meant his comment to be taken lightly — notice the “lol” — media outlets were outraged, especially UK’s Daily Mail, which blazed this headline across its website: “Would a suit hurt, Justin? Bieber branded ‘white trash prince’ after wearing overalls and baseball cap to accept prestigious award from Canadian Prime Minster.”

However, since Justin’s not one to walk away from a challenge, he criticized the critics, calling out The Daily Mail‘s Hayley Peterson (who wrote the aforementioned article) specifically saying: “The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day. I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you “Hayley” expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit at that specific time that’s crazy, It wasn’t like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am i ever white trash hayley peterson lol.”

[NOTE: We know he meant to say ‘alone’ instead of ‘a loan’ — must’ve been autocorrect. Yeah… that’s it.]

Prime Minister Harper echoes Bieber’s remarks (though, in a more humorous manner):

What do you think of the situation? Should the “Beauty and a Beat” singer have found a way to change his attire prior to the meeting? How do you think he handled the criticism? Weigh in below or on our Justin Bieber message board!

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  • ivan

    This is much ado about nothing; another opportunity for the media and haters[like here] to bash him. He did not have a suit readily available. Why not report something positive in a while about him such as his visits to sick kids and contributions to various causes such as disaster relief? Remember when Michael Jackson met President Reagan in a toy solder outfit?

    • Mark Richards

      I suppose it never occurred to you that one of Bieber’s paid flunkies could have kept the suit and accessories (Including Dress Shoes) until Boy Bieber completed the concert. Then the boy could have taken a few minutes to change clothes prior to his meeting with the Prime Minister. Duh!

  • mikaela

    chill out people. he’s a friggen KID! let him do his thing, cause clearly it’s working for him. you do your thing aka miserably put your suits on to meet.. well definitely not the prime minister and receive an award.. get a life.

  • Jeanne

    How bout this: don’t wear such a silly outfit to your performance/meet and greet OR to meet the PM. It’s an ugly outfit for any situation.

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  • jamie

    Well the US President doesn’t wear a tie to work…the most powerful man in the World…….go figure.

    • Anonymous

      Why is the US President more important than the Canadian Prime Minister?

  • Martini

    Great, so now he’s barely literate, untalented AND lacking in respect for established journalists. I don’t want to live on this planet any more.