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11/26/2012 at 02:45 PM ET

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After the drop-crotch pants controversy of 2012, we were hoping Justin Bieber would listen to our advice and invest in some sexy slim-cut jeans or a nice pair of trousers.

But wow, we were wrong.

This past weekend, the pop star received a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and wore half-buckled overalls for the occasion. But after being raked over the coals by the Daily Mail (“Would a suit hurt, Justin?” they wrote) and Gawker — which called him a “white trash prince” — the Biebs fought back:

“The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where I was performing that day,” he wrote on Instagram on Sunday, specifically targeting Daily Mail writer Hayley Peterson. “I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you “Hayley” 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 hayley peterson lol.”

We understand Bieber’s point — it’s not like he was at the Prime Minister’s residence, and the boy is crazy busy — but on the other hand … overalls. Really Justin? Tell us: Do you think Bieber’s overalls were trendy or tacky? Vote in our poll below! 

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Lolly on

He is such a child – he’s 18 and can’t spell, dress, or sing. Gangsta rapper??????????? Don’t think so – he’s trying so hard to be part of this passe genre. Grow up, little boy. Your 15 minutes are truly up. You have not earned this award – who was the crazy politician who offered up your name?? Crazy Canucks got it all wrong this time.

melissa on

It’s very disrespectful in my opinion to dress so grungy to meet the prime minister. I’m sorry this just looks aweful. I’ve seen him dressed so much better. Why would he choose overalls of all things? Dress how you want to dress when running errands, hanging with friends or lounging around, but please dress appropriately for important events

Stephanie on

” …let a loan…” Seriously?

Heather on

Let him wear what he wants because he is busy and plus he didn’t have time to change out what he was already wearing while performing for his fans

Shawna on

While I think he could have worn something better, I’m not mad at him. It’s his style..it’s his empire. MIchael Jackson went to the Whitehouse with jackets with all these buckles….that was his style. Justin is a young superstar. He is trying to be “cool”…everyone should give him a break and stop judging him. I’m sure he loves his country and gives back to Canada and that’s what matters.

Dawn on

Maybe the person organizing this should have picked an better venue then a sports event where he was to perform since this is such a prestigious award maybe it should have been held in the PM office or something where he would have been dressed in a suit.

This is such a silly argument, there is nothing wrong with what he is wearing those claiming otherwise have no idea of what throwback gear is or any idea of street fashion.

TLC on

I’m never a criticizer of Justin Beiber, he’s done more good for charity in the few years he’s been famous than most do in their lifetime. That being said, I believe he could very easily have put on some more respectful clothes to meet the Prime Minister of his country. I don’t think I’d go meet my President in sweats and a sweatshirt………..

believe on

What saddens me is the fact that all of you are not teenagers and I am wondering what type of society you all are creating for your children and grandchildren …the next generations? A society of Haters…where people hate anyone who dresses, talks, acts, and eats differently. Now, we are not using the School Hallways to bully others but the media…how nice of us! Why do we look for LITTLE things to bully others? Soon we’ll return to bullying people for the color of their skin. SHAME on US! CANADA! you should be ashamed of yourself insulting your child in public for his OUTFIT. Well! Even Jesus was not LOVED by His people! Canada! You will remember this when another Country will defend their child in the same situation instead of insulting the child. SHAME ON YOU CANADA to have such a child who has accomplished so much but you are not PROUD of him! OUTFIT? REALLY? SHAME CANADA! SHAME CANADA!

sharon on

Absolutely horrible!!!!! Who does that????

Denise on

‘let a loan’ :’) Good thing this boy’s pretty, because his knowledge and attitude won’t get him very far.

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