Justin Bieber explains why he wore overalls to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper
All the Justin Bieber haters out there flipped the script when the boy wonder met Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the wekend wearing some '90s-style overalls, with tons of folks calling him disrespectful and worse (Gawker's Myles Tanzer crowned him the "White Trash Prince" in a particularly scalding missive). But now Biebs has fired back, and as much as we hate to admit it, the 18-year-old has a point this time.
Bieber was photographed accepting the Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa on Friday wearing striped overalls a white t-shirt, a gold chain and the brightest yellow shoes you ain't never seen from the besuited Harper, in front of a backdrop of Canadian flags. The medal is for Canadians who achieve lots of things outside of Canada, like making millions after posting a YouTube video. That made his fashion sense all the worse for people who thought Harper deserved some decorum, especially after Bieber tweeted, "I met the Prime Minister in overalls, lol"
Harper himself had a little fun, posting on Twitter, "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers"
But Biebs explained all, so prepare to feel bad about yourself: "The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day," he wrote on Instagram to response to a Daily Mail story by reporter Hayley Peterson, who was only quoting the Gawker piece. "I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you "Hayley" 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. Wow am i ever white trash hayley peterson lol"
Well, that does make some sense, then, but we can still deride Justin's lack of reading comprehension, inability to spell "alone" and constantly tacking "lol" onto the end of everything. That will keep us warm at night. It's certainly more fun than taking 10 seconds to learn the context of an event before lambasting some celeb for doing something that appears odd at first glance -- and hey, that's how The Juice* makes a living!
[Photo: via Harper's flickr account]