Justin Bieber has defended his choice of outfit to meet with Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper. The pop superstar shook hands with the politician for a photo opportunity last week, though his slouchy white overalls attracted some criticism in the Twittersphere.

As well as tweeting an image of himself with Harper, Bieber also Instagrammed an image with the caption, "I hope you hate my style." The UK's Daily Mail was predictably outraged by the whole spectacle, asking, "Would a suit hurt, Justin?" A particularly funny Gawker piece on the overalls mused, "Look at Bieber's expression in that picture above. His smile is practically screaming, "I'm trolling you so hard right now and there's nothing you can do about it. I am 18 and you can't tell me how to dress. I am youth personified and you are very old." The Daily Mail article by journalist Hayley Peterson seemed to incense Justin, who took a screenshot of the piece, uploaded to Instagram and added the caption, "The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where i was performing at that day. I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you 'Hayley' expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan a suit at that specific time that's crazy, 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 hayley peterson lol" 

So there you have it. Justin Bieber will wear overalls when he's decorating his house, fixing his car AND meeting prominent world leaders, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.