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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GingerSnaps on

I don’t understand why he couldn’t have worn a suit. If I met with the president I will be wearing my nicest business attire. It’s one thing to wear slacks and a shirt instead of a suit but overalls?!?! What is this child trying to prove? Obviously not what he is proving…

Bennsa on

Okay haters, how about this? The kid, however silly his appearance may be to you, is super talented. Period. That is why every big name in the industry wants to work with him, and they do. If you know music, you know this. If you can’t acknowledge that, you are clueless about music and just a hater.

Elsa on

To meet that P.M. I would wear nothing and I know he would not even notice. Justin is so cute !

Angie on

I’m glad to see that his fame is ending. He’s just a disrespectful punk. Always getting pulled over and into arguments.

carina on

In my opinion, Justin can wear whatever he want’s to wear.
Why should any of us care about what he chooses to wear?
Criticizing is not cool.

Kathryn on

I must say this is completly insane for you all to judge someone you have never even met. This shows how messed up society is. He is so talented and genuine! For adults to be saying these mean things, You really need to pray. This is so ignorant quit judging him. anyway I am sure he is doing so much better than you will ever be.

Abb on

Why are people mad over this? He’s busy. Wear what you want and leave other people alone. Pleas

dirtygirl on

All the money, and 16-year old fans, in the world still won’t buy you class (or talent).

CY on

If he knew he was going to meet the Prime Minister after his meet and greet, would it have killed him to wear something a little more appropriate to the meet and greet so he wouldn’t have to change??!!!

Just Saying on

if the prime minister didn’t mind, why should you?

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