Overall-clad Justin Bieber gets medal

Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:35 AM

OTTAWA, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pop singing sensation Justin Bieber wore overalls and a backwards baseball cap Friday for a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Harper presented Bieber, 18, with a Diamond Jubilee medal, the QMI news agency reported. The medal is not particularly exclusive since the government is handing out 60,000 this year to honor Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne and Canadians who have made contributions to the country.

The encounter in Ottawa occurred just before a Bieber stage performance, which might account for his getup. Twitter was deluged with comments, including many from people outraged by what they saw as a lack of respect for the prime minister.

Bieber grew up in Stratford, Ontario. Although he bought a house in a Los Angeles suburb this year, he has said he plans to remain a Canadian citizen.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Cate Blanchett slams social media
ABC Family to be renamed Freeform as of January
Tom Hanks finds student's college ID card, takes to Twitter to return it
10 celebrity flings that started on set
Demi Lovato advocates for mental health reform on Capitol Hill