Justin Bieber Booed in Native Canada During Grey Cup Halftime Show (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Justin Bieber faced a far-from-welcoming homecoming as he performed during Canada’s football Grey Cup championship on Sunday. Rather than a sea of screaming tween girl fans, Bieber was met with throngs of boos from the Toronto crowd as he took the stage in an all-black ensemble for the halftime show.
But the Canadian pop-star powerhouse took it all in stride, continuing on with a medley of hit hits “Boyfriend” and “Beauty and a Beat” despite the unenthused crowd. “Thank you so much Canada,” Bieber told the crowd. “I love you.”
“Honored to perform for my country,” he added after the the show on Twitter. “#ProudCanadian. Good luck in the second half.”
Just a few days ago, Bieber was honored with a Diamond Jubilee Medal by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But it was what he wore to accept the award that hit headlines: overalls, unbuttoned on one shoulder, with a white tee, backwards baseball cap and sneakers.
The outfit choice sparked severe criticism, with some media outlets even terming Bieber “white trash.” But Harper came to the singer’s defense on Saturday: “In fairness to @justinbieber, I told him I would be wearing my overalls too.”
been on-and-off with girlfriend Selena Gomez — himself took aim at his detractors. “The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day,” he posted on Instagram Sunday. “I walked straight from my meet and greet to him.”
“If you … expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan [sic] a suit at that specific time that’s crazy,” he continued. “It wasn’t like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am i ever white trash.”
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