Being a celebrity comes with some serious perks. You get a lot of free designer stuff (that you can probably afford anyway), people listen to your thoughts and opinions on a huge scale, and you get to meet important world figures, whether they’re other celebrities, leaders, athletes or politicians. You’d think that a huge amount of gratitude would come from these benefits, along with some idea of how to show respect towards the people you meet, but this is apparently not the style of Justin Bieber.
In fact, Bieber’s style for meeting the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was simply overalls. He posted the photo on Instagram along with the caption, “I met the Prime Minister in overalls lol.”
Apart from the fact that overalls are never a good idea (ever), it just seems to be in poor taste to wear overalls while meeting the prime minister of your country. I believe in being relaxed with your wardrobe as much as the next person, but I wouldn’t don overalls to fifth date, let alone to meet Barack Obama or any other world leader. Plus, he accessorized with a metal chain, yellow sneakers and a hat, only making it clearer that he genuinely didn’t give a damn about showing some respect toward Canadian politics nor the award he was being given, the Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Bieber defended his faux pas, insisting that he’d been performing in the arena beforehand (in overalls, which is still ridiculous). In response to a Daily Mail article by Hayley Peterson criticizing his decision, Bieber wrote on Instagram: “I walked straight from my meet and greet to [the prime minister], if you ‘Hayley’ expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit at that specific time that’s crazy.” Yeah, because it’s completely beliebable (ha) that one of the most famous people in the world doesn’t have a fucking suit on hand. Also, Biebs, “a loan” is written “alone,” for goodness’ sake.
Photo: Justin Bieber’s Instagram