Bieber: What, I Should Have Dressed Up to Meet PM?

What was he supposed to do, change his clothes?

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 26, 2012 10:50 AM CST

(Newser) – The appropriate attire when accepting a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian prime minister? Overalls, if you're Justin Bieber. The Biebs is pictured shaking hands with a suit-clad Stephen Harper against a backdrop of flags ... while wearing overalls that only have one suspender snapped, a backwards baseball cap, and some bling. Needless to say, uproar ensued, with Gawker calling Justin a "white trash prince." But the Biebs has defended himself, Mashable reports.

He responded yesterday to a Daily Mail article that suggested he should have donned a suit, writing on Instagram, "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 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." Harper himself even defended Bieber on his own Twitter account, writing, "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too."

I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol, tweeted Justin Bieber.
"I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol," tweeted Justin Bieber.   (Instagram)
The prime minister tweeted this photo.
The prime minister tweeted this photo.   (Flickr)
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