Justin Bieber hasn’t had the best weekend back home in Canada! Yesterday, we told you all about how the 18-year-old pop star was booed while performing at the 100th Grey Cup halftime show in Toronto. If that wasn’t embarrassing enough for the Biebs, he’s also faced a lot of criticism for what he wore when he met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Justin was in Ottawa this weekend to receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Prime Minister Harper. That’s a pretty big honour for a kid who’s still in his teens, but JB still dressed super casual for the occasion. Justin shook hands with Harper wearing overalls and a white T-shirt. He topped off his look with a cap worn backwards and a silver chain. Gawker and the Daily Mail were quick to label Justin the “White Trash Prince,” and JB has been defending his choice of outfit ever since, insisting that he came straight from a meet and greet and didn’t have a change of clothes. You’d think if you were a multi-millionaire you could hire someone to bring a suit for you, right?
Justin hasn’t let the criticism die down. Instead, the pop star took to social media to say: “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 . . .expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan [sic] 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.”
Stephen Harper helped diffuse the situation by taking to his own Twitter to say: “In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers”
You have to admit, that’s kind of funny!
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Photo Courtesy of: flickr/PM Harper