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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Kat on

Showing his lack of maturity for sure. The PM showed more patience than I would have. I would have made him change into something more appropriate and refused to meet with him if he refused to change.

Lynette C. on

The kid is an embarrassment to this country ergo the reason he was booed by his countrymen at the Grey Cup half time show! Time to grow up Beebs! And, while you’re at it – – get a better stylist, ‘cuz those drop crotch pants are sooooooo last year and grabbing somewhere in the region of your crotch during performances only makes you that much more of a dweeb Beeb!

Sammi on

Most of you people didn’t even know who the PM even was before this article, so shut it. As a Canadian, it doesn’t matter to me in the least what someone wears to meet him.

rebacan on

I have no use for JB but he’s young and may still amount to something…unlike Harper. ;)

Natasha on

Getting a little tired of this boy with his comments that are immature. His acceptance speech at the Awards show was uncalled for. Biebs – accept graciously.

Lorraine on

oh for criky sake! if that’s his biggest sin, u haters need a life. He’s not screwing everything in a skirt, he’s not flaunting his body parts, he not drunk or drugged up all the time. Take a look at a few other “teen” idols before you dig you claws into him. sheesh….

Lorraine on

yea, and Canadians prove they’re all red necks, talk about a lack of class. Booing him at the Grey Cup? Nice…

Cassie on

All you haters need to “sit down” already. As for his 15 minutes of fame, NOT! You haters better hold your breath, he’s not going anywhere, #BELIEVE that! If you watched Oprah’s interview with him last night then you would know that he has Michael Jackson stardom status as well as The Beatles. He’s here to stay and Oprah gave him the seal of approval.

Casey on

So disrespectful. Don’t care who you are or how old you are, you should dress to impress.

Pixie not for me on

In this picture, Bieber looks like a harlequin with his pasty white face and monotone expression. I am not a fan of either of these two men. And yes, I am Canadian. I did not vote for Harper. Never will.

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