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.   (Instagram)
The prime minister tweeted this photo.   (Flickr)
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