Justin Bieber Takes Reporter to Task Over Overalls Commotion

11/26/2012 at 02:45 PM ET

Justin Bieber
Courtesy Justin Bieber

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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Kym on

Wow, kid. You need to man up and be responsible – not just act like the little pop tart that you are! THIS is what our kids are considering being like these days? Oh, no…and his mother should have given him a heads-up, also. :/

Anne on

There’s no excuse to look like a slob. To this day I still don’t quite understand the hype over him. He looks like a 12 year old girl. He can’t even sing! Oh well, I guess his fame is due to dumbing down America.

Lena M. on

I guess since I’m not 14 I can’t understand his appeal. He looks like a creepy little girl. Can’t wait until his 15 minutes are over.

Tam on

What 18 year old even wears overalls? I think they are cute until about 4-5 years old. When is he going to it puberty already?! My 7 year old wouldn’t be caught dead in overalls.

Minga272 on

Childish. And it doesn’t matter what you think of the person holding the title of PM – you should demonstrate respect for the Office of the Prime Minister. He’s disrespecting his mother by presenting himself like this He should be embarrassed that this might reflect poorly on her and his management.

Susan Albert on

He could have had someone on his staff bring him a change of clothing, either a suit or slacks and a sweater.

Shocked on

OMG, Justin get a clue! Dress like a punk on your own time. When you meet someone important – at least wear a pair of pants. Selena RUN!

Cat12262 on

Smh JB you are a trip. Quit being a young gansta banger and a sissy la la. No excuse for what u did. I’m not a hater, just saying……

mb on

So disrespectful-time to grow up!!!!!

Patty Stakel on

Another rich ungrateful punk who thinks he’s above everyone!! And I do think that maybe Samantha Ronson

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