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Justin Bieber's Overalls Cause International Twitter Incident


Nobody was happy with Justin Bieber's choice of dress to accept the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the weekend.

Twitter in particular was outraged.

Tweeted Bieber: “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol"

And Harper showed class in response: “In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too.”

Bieber explained later: “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.”

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  1. He accepted the award while wearing overalls AND standing on FLOR carpet tiles. Doubly nasty.

    Posted by: 24play | Nov 26, 2012 7:54:20 AM

  2. Ugh. I don't care what he's wearing. Twink is way over-exposed.

    Posted by: Jeff | Nov 26, 2012 7:59:04 AM

  3. His antics have gotten out of hand. If he's not running rampant on the highways, he is embarrassing his own countrymen with flagrant sartorial assaults. May this little irritant be sent soon to the place where dwells MC Hammer and his ilk.

    Posted by: niles | Nov 26, 2012 8:01:25 AM

  4. He needs better advisers. One doesn't meet the leader of your country to accept what I presume is a prestigious award dressed like this. At least a button-down shirt or something, which he easily could have slipped on and then taken off later for his concert. Poor taste.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Nov 26, 2012 8:06:09 AM

  5. non story

    Posted by: Tristram | Nov 26, 2012 8:06:22 AM

  6. Teens being teens...

    Posted by: MArk | Nov 26, 2012 8:26:23 AM

  7. Who is Justin Bieber?

    Posted by: Joseph | Nov 26, 2012 8:30:52 AM

  8. He's better dressed in the commercials inflicted upon us. He certainly could have done a quick change. And now I'm judging him for writing "let a loan" rather than "let alone."

    Posted by: Ronny | Nov 26, 2012 8:42:31 AM

  9. Nothing says bottom like a nice pair of overalls with one strap undone.

    Posted by: Kevin | Nov 26, 2012 8:42:36 AM

  10. lame excuse. take 5 mins to change into something else, arrogant little prick. i get it he's not some politician or whatever but this is just tacky.

    Posted by: bostonbeat | Nov 26, 2012 8:48:23 AM

  11. The lad has a nice and shapely thumb.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Nov 26, 2012 8:52:27 AM

  12. Why show Harper any respect? He's never shown any towards gay people.

    Posted by: Paul | Nov 26, 2012 8:55:31 AM

  13. Did Justin actually write that quote? If so, his schooling has been sorely lacking.

    Posted by: Dave in NYC | Nov 26, 2012 9:08:39 AM

  14. Non-story, unless of course this was his "Just In Beaver" inflatable stand-in...

    Posted by: 99% | Nov 26, 2012 9:10:31 AM

  15. Chirruns need to have their elementary school teachers instruct them that just because something sounds the same it really has a different meaning. "Let a loan" really doesn't work as well as "let alone." Then again maybe the Biebs is talking about giving someone a loan. More probably it's that the Biebs doesn't understand what a homophone is. If someone told him about homophones he might think someone was talking about a gay guy with a pink case on his iPhone.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Nov 26, 2012 9:22:40 AM

  16. Naturally he should have wear sth else. But an international headlines for this? C'mon world!

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 26, 2012 9:37:24 AM

  17. I didn't know that Biebs was a fellow Canadian. Guess that's quite telling re: how closely I don't follow his career. I did know that Ryan Gosling is Canadian. ;)

    Posted by: Gigi | Nov 26, 2012 9:41:24 AM

  18. Honestly, who cares. They are both an embarrassment to Canada, and why would Harper give a Canadian award to someone who doesn't even live there?

    Posted by: John Freeman | Nov 26, 2012 9:47:57 AM

  19. Settle down guys. He was performing at the half time show for the Grey Cup (Canada's equivalent to your Super Bowl), and they sprung this on him at the last minute. And to those who claim he's not Canadian because he doesn't live here - what international star from Canada still lives in Canada? It is the nature of the business that you need to live in either L.A. or New York. Justin does manage to come back to Canada for every awards show and every important event, so it's not like he's turned his back on Canada. Give him a break, he's 18 years old and trying to do the best he can in a world that seems to thrive on his failure.

    Posted by: (the other)jamesintoronto | Nov 26, 2012 10:01:09 AM

  20. Can someone from the Commonwealth please explain to us Yanks why your monarch and her theoretical subordinates see fit to use their civil powers to grant awards, medals, and knighthoods to entertainers? In America, if you want some kind of recognition from the President or Congress, you have to (at least theoretically) do something in service to the country. That doesn't prevent some extremely dubious recipients, of course, but at least we attempt to preserve a modicum of separation between government and the arts. Most of these Diamond Jubilee medals, by the way, went to members of the military or emergency services personnel. What exactly has the Biebs done for Canada and Her Majesty?

    Posted by: Dan B | Nov 26, 2012 10:33:13 AM

  21. Justin would be well served to study Leif Garrett - he would then be able to prepare himself for the future that awaits him.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Nov 26, 2012 10:36:10 AM

  22. I bet he screwed up and thought he was going to a dogfight.

    Posted by: Tim | Nov 26, 2012 10:50:19 AM

  23. At least take off your hat dude! Don't you have a mother??

    Posted by: Luke | Nov 26, 2012 11:00:21 AM

  24. "let a loan a suit"

    Posted by: DC | Nov 26, 2012 12:02:26 PM

  25. @Dan B. Not quite. There are the Kennedy Center Honors and various medals of honor handed out by the president and other heads of state. And they usually just go to famous people, not anyone who has done much.

    Also, of course his education has been awful. He started performing when he was a preteen. He and Brittney Spears could take IQ tests and their combined scores wouldn't hit 3 digits. But who cares? They make some people happy (not me) and have more money than any of us ever will.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 26, 2012 12:52:30 PM

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