In case you missed it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented pop superstar Justin Bieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa on Friday.
The Stratford, Ont. native found himself embroiled in controversy and internet scorn when he accepted the formal honour wearing overalls half-unbuttoned, a white t-shirt and a black baseball cap, worn backwards. However, the prime minister made light of the situation, tweeting, "In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too. #cdnpoli #beliebers," on Saturday.
Was the dressed-down photo opportunity all an elaborate Harper-Bieber prank, or is the PM just covering for the Biebs? The 18 year-old singer is a well-known trickster, appearing on the MTV show Punk’d and faking a laptop theft in October to promote his latest music video, Beauty and a Beat.
Before picking up his medal on Friday, Bieber tweeted, "Overauhls. lol."
Jokes aside, the Biebs and Harper do share a love for denim get-ups, though the latter has been known to prefer the always-fashionable button-up vest.
Bieber will perform at the 100th Grey Cup halftime show on Sunday night, further cementing his ‘significant contribution’ to his country, overalls and all.
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