Justin Bieber Booed During Canada's Grey Cup Halftime Show
Those who live outside of Canada may not know that their football league has the Grey Cup which is similar to the Super Bowl here in the States. It’s a pretty big deal and has a pre-game and halftime show just like America’s biggest game of the year.
Even though I’m now south of the border, I was able to catch the game on NBC Sports and was not surprised that, in addition to Gordon Lightfoot, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen had been chosen as the halftime entertainment.
What was, surprising, however, was the fact that 18-year-old Bieber was greeted with boos and jeers which started when his name was announced and continued right through his performances of “Boyfriend” and “Beauty and a Beat.”
At the end of his medley, Bieber showed no signs of frustration and simply said: "Thank you so much Canada. I love you."
It was a little surprising given the fact that, just like any other country, Canada is proud of their homegrown talent but there is a logical explanation for the disdain. Earlier in the week, Bieber was invited to Ottawa where Prime Minister Stephen Harper presented him with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. The problem was that, in the much publicized photo of the occasion, Bieber is shown wearing a white t-shirt, overalls and a backwards baseball cap.
The backlash got so out of control that even Harper had to take to Twitter in an attempt to downplay the situation, writing: "In fairness to (Bieber). I told him I would be wearing my overalls too."
The booing wasn’t just about his fashion gaffe, however. Tweets complaining about the entertainment selection included: "J-Biebs doesn't scream football, you know? Neither does Carly Rae Jepsen."
Maybe next year they will pick someone a little tougher like Avril Lavigne or Sarah McLachlan…
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