Harem pants, understandably, get a bad rap.
Take Selena Gomez's latest attempt: The singer sported white harem pants when she kicked off her "Stars Dance" tour in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Although they lacked the iconic MC Hammer poof, the shiny draped fabric did not make us want to run to stores clamouring for a piece of style history.
So who's to blame for the onslaught of these unflattering style monsters?
Look no further than Selena's ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber. The Canadian pop star got the Fashion Police's notice when he wore white harem pants at the Victoria's Secret fashion show last year and made all of us shudder when he wore a red version at this year's American Music Awards.
And it's not just teen icons who are wearing them.
Maybe we should just give up now and jump on the harem pants bandwagon.
Check out all the celebs who have dared to wear this trend-gone-wrong:
Selena Gomez performs during the first show of her 'Stars Dance' tour at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on August 14, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber attends Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2012 at the Philips Arena on December 12, 2012 in Atlanta. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images for Jingle Ball 2012)
Justin Bieber performs during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actor Will Smith and Jaden Smith pose for photo during the 'After Earth' Press Conference at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo on May 2, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images)
Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon attends The Cinema Society And Gents Host A Screening Of Magnolia Pictures' 'Prince Avalanche' at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Actress Parker Posey attends the New York Premiere of HBO Documentary 'Casting By' at HBO Theater on July 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
Heidi Middleton arrives at a Range Rover Sport launch event at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on July 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Actress Alli Simpson arrives to the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Meg Matthews attends The Sweeney - UK Film Premiere at Vue Leicester Square on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Doutzen Kroes attends the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M global launch event at 5 Beekman on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for H&M)
Actress Constance Zimmer attends the Montblanc Presents 'The 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles' A Benefit For Urban Arts Partnership at The Shore Hotel on June 16, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during Fox's 'American Idol 2012' results show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Stylist Pip Edwards arrives at the Romance Was Born show on day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia Spring/Summer 2012/13 at Pier 2 on April 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
Ana Araujo attends OK! Magazines Christmas party at Floridita on November 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Actress Rashida Jones arrives at the Giorgio Armani / Vanity Fair private dinner on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
Actress Harmony Santana attends the 2011 Outfest Opening Night Gala of 'Gun Hill Road' at the Orpheum Theatre on July 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Singer Chris Brown performs onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga attends the MTV Video Music Aid Japan Press Conference at Billboard Live Tokyo on June 23, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)
Actress Gina Gershon attends The Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of 'Midnight in Paris' at Tribeca Grand Screening Room on May 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at her CD signing to celebrate her new album 'LOVE?' held at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on May 3, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty Images)
Actress Hayley Kiyoko arrives at The 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on October 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Lauren 'Lo' Bosworth
TV personality Lauren 'Lo' Bosworth arrive at The 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on October 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Shakira performs at Madison Square Garden on September 21, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Epic)
Actress Janet Jackson attends the special screening of 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' at the School of Visual Arts Theater on March 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Singer Gwen Stefani (L) and Musician Gavin Rossdale arrives at the MOCA NEW 30th anniversary gala held at MOCA on November 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for MOCA)
Heidi Klum reveals her red carpet look for the 2009 Academy Awards at the Victoria's Secret Lexington Avenue Store on February 16, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Gabriela Maj/Getty Images)
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