Justin Bieber Overalls Spur Backlash

Critics suggest superstar was out of line for wearing overalls at a special occasion.
2:05 | 11/26/12

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superstar justin bieber provoking a little bit of a controversy when he accepted an award. A big award this weekend from the canadian prime minister. Critics saying that he wasn't dressed properly. He wasn't. Overall, one little strap not done. George has weighed in. Abc's linsey davis, though, has the story. ♪ I was your boyfriend ♪ Reporter: How did the biebs go from every tween girl's fantasy boyfriend to this, denim overall, neon sneakers. It's not that he wore his getup. It's where he wore it, while getting a prestigious award from the prime minister of canada. Critics now say the canadian pop star is, quote, a white trash prince, a far cry from the white house prince he appeared to be while suited up with president obama last year. The overalls have overwhelmed the web with comments like "disrespectful. If the" in the no class." "You want to be treated like a grown-up, dress like one." He's being intentionally provocative and wonders why he has detractors. Reporter: Bieber wants to shed the image. Overnight, biebs was back online saying the photo op came after a performance calling out a reporter by name. If you, hayley expect me to have a change of clothes, that's crazy. I'm not changing, I'm just growing up, guys. Like there's a lot of people waiting for me to just mess up you because a lot of teen stars do. Reporter: As far as the canadian prime minister is concerned. He didn't seem to mind his latest ensemble. Tweeting in fairness to justin bieber, I told him I would wear myoveralls, too. For abc news, lindsay davis, new york. Like the look? Come on. We love the voice. Well said, george. All right.

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