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Justin Bieber Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

One of the world's most recognizable Canadians received his award in overalls and a t-shirt. Justin Bieber Awarded Diamond Jubilee Medal by Prime Minister Stephen Harper

If there’s one thing Justin Bieber fans know about his personal life it’s that he loves being from Canada and regularly gives shout outs to his home country whenever he can.  As a result, the nation has decided to honor the 18-year-old pop star with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper (@pmharper) tweeted the picture of himself presenting Bieber with the medal along with the message: “Was happy to present @justinbieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal today. ow.ly/fxaYa #beliebers”

The ceremony took place in Ottawa with the Stratford, Ontario native being one of 60 000 Canadians to be recognized this year.

In case you are unfamiliar, this commemorative award honors “significant contributions and achievements by Canadians" and was created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s ascent to the throne.  It’s a pretty big deal!

For that reason, there were many complaints by Canadians who felt that his choice of clothing was inappropriate for the occasion.  They definitely took to Twitter to express their dismay in what many described as “disrespectful” attire for meeting their leader. 

Bieber’s only comment on the matter was his own tweet that simply said: “Overauhls. Lol”

Written on Nov 24 2012 by Jeanne Dupuis (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: justin bieber stephen harper prime minister of canada diamond jubilee

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