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Justin Bieber was harshly criticized by his fellow Canadians for his decision to wear a baseball cap and a half-buttoned pair of overalls when Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented him with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa. The singer defended his decision, directly responding to one article.
According to MTV News, many called him “white trash” after the picture of him shaking hands with Harper began to circulate. The Canadian Press even noted that Bieber wore a tuxedo when he met US President Obama.
However, the one story that really annoyed the Biebs came from the UK’s The Daily Mail. The story was written by Hayley Peterson, who asked “Would a suit hurt, Justin?”
On Instagram, Bieber posted a photo of the story with a lengthy response, explaining that the photo was taken right after he performed and he never had a chance to put a suit on.
“The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day,” the singer wrote. “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.”
“In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too,” Harper tweeted.
As we previously reported, Bieber also performed at the Grey Cup in Toronto, where he was booed by football fans. He has a show set for Montreal tonight.