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Justin Bieber given Diamond Jubilee Medal by Harper; Twitter explodes over wardrobe choice.

8:33 pm - 11/24/2012


Our Prime Minister is a Belieber.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with 18-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber Friday in Ottawa, just ahead of the performer's concert, to present him with a Diamond Jubilee medal.

The medal was created this year to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

Stratford, Ont., native Bieber is one of 60,000 Canadians to receive the medal, which the Governor General's website says is to honour "significant contributions and achievements by Canadians."

Harper tweeted about the encounter: “Was happy to present @justinbieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal today” and posted a photo of himself and the Biebs, who is seen wearing coveralls and a backwards hat while shaking the Prime Minister’s hand.

Twitter quickly exploded with reaction, much of it critical of the young man's attire.

There were sarcastic cries of "Classy!" One user wondered why Bieber had dressed "like Salt N Pepa" to meet the PM, and another said the prime minister had an awkward meeting with a "young farmer."

Bieber, who was busy on stage while the Internet buzzed, offered only this tweeted clue to his wardrobe choice earlier in the day: "Overauhls. lol."

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The delicious randomness of it all (the award, the overalls, people getting mad, teh epic snark) has left me equal parts confused and amused.  #IsCanadian
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stillglows 25th-Nov-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
when i was a kid my dad met the pm (i can't for the life of me remember which one) and he said there was a very strict dress code. tbh, i think harper looks just as confused as i am, at those overalls.

why is he getting the award though?
layweed 25th-Nov-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
It says "significant contributions and achievements by Canadians" but Idk, what exactly are his "significant contributions and achievements"?

layweed 25th-Nov-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
saw it on the mothership. can someone explain to me what the fuck he's doing and why they didn't just kick him on the ass and tell him to come back decently dressed or not at all? goddamn.
blondebeaker 25th-Nov-2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Two words: Beiber. Fans.
kaelstra 25th-Nov-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
the prime minister had an awkward meeting with a "young farmer."

lmaooooo
radname 25th-Nov-2012 01:40 am (UTC)
loling at the person who runs harpers twitter accounts obvious pandering.
mercystars 25th-Nov-2012 01:43 am (UTC)
heh, I grew up in a very rural area where all the men had "church" overalls, that is to say, the newer pair of the two pair they owned

this, however, is some Osh Kosh B'Gosh shit
mycenaes 25th-Nov-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
lmao @ "Osh Kosh B'Gosh", omg perfect description
sandstorm 25th-Nov-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
I like how this comes to light the day his video is no longer the most watched on Youtube.
othellia 25th-Nov-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Gangnam Style finally surpassed it? Hahaha, thank god.
sio 25th-Nov-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
uggh how stupid and IMO disrespectful. even my 11-year-old niece sees the wrong in this picture!
devour_theflesh 25th-Nov-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Salt n' Pepa! Aaaaaaaaahahaha! Where is that person so I can high-five them.
ladypolitik 25th-Nov-2012 03:08 am (UTC)
MTE
pullmystrings 25th-Nov-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
I can't believe it but harper actually made a funny joke about this

@pmharper In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers
vvalkyri 25th-Nov-2012 05:13 am (UTC)
That is indeed funny!
bowling_otaku 25th-Nov-2012 02:24 am (UTC)
LMAO. What a dork.
astridmyrna 25th-Nov-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Well, Harper couldn't give himself the medal for being a rich, white douchebag, and figured Bieber was second best.

My head is still spinning on how he wheedled his way into doing this. If that was my kid, I'd hot glue him in one of Old Navy's windows.

alryssa 25th-Nov-2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Looks like Justin's just begun to learn how to dress himself, how sweet.

layweed 25th-Nov-2012 02:41 am (UTC)
I can't decide if it's a step up or a step down from those ridiculous drop crotch pants he's been wearing.
alketaire 25th-Nov-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
From Harper's FB:

layweed 25th-Nov-2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Whoever's running his social media accounts should be given a gold star for trying.
chimbleysweep 25th-Nov-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
The overalls are an improvement over 99% of what I have seen him wear.

Did he drive to the event in his mirrored car?
layweed 25th-Nov-2012 03:08 am (UTC)
I think he gave it away and is driving something else now?

ugh, I hate that I know all this shit. HOW MANY BRAIN CELLS HAVE I WASTED BECAUSE OF ONTD?????? *SOBS*
laja_89 25th-Nov-2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Ugh, Harper always looks so uncomfortable.
mindrtist 25th-Nov-2012 04:19 am (UTC)
C'mon kid, at least go retro and wear the Guess ones.
mollywobbles867 25th-Nov-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
He still looks 12.
veracity 25th-Nov-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. I'm mocking the awkward "garsh, Mickey" look on Beiber's face and strange arm placement. I just.
quizzicalsphinx 25th-Nov-2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Your source is a link back to the photo itself.
rinygrin ~*memories*~25th-Nov-2012 07:27 am (UTC)




evilgmbethy Re: ~*memories*~25th-Nov-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
why wasn't Canada's Royal Couple of Avril and Nickelback guy given awards for their beautiful couplehood

I legit can't look at a pic of Nickelback guy without busting out laughing
empath_eia 25th-Nov-2012 08:33 am (UTC)
....My dad got one of these. No wonder he was so unimpressed.
that_therapist 25th-Nov-2012 10:27 am (UTC)
*sigh*
shorofsky 25th-Nov-2012 11:33 am (UTC)
That would be embarrassing clothing to go to the grocery store, but it is a completely horrible choice for being given a medal... If he were my son, he's be on the receiving end of a hot talking to and a small bonfire in which those *things* would end their life....
xballroomblitz 25th-Nov-2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
I don't care how "swag" you are, you are meeting the fucking PM, dress in AT LEAST jeans/dress shirt. I don't even know why this is making me so angry/annoyed.
evilgmbethy 25th-Nov-2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
it's annoying you because it's tacky and he looks like a fool
evilgmbethy 25th-Nov-2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
lol damn Harper's profile is really nagl
cecilia_weasley 25th-Nov-2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
lmao!!! agreed
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