Justin Bieber booed at Canadian football game
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released this photo on his official Flickr page Nov. 23, 2012, with the caption, "Was happy to present Justin Bieber with a Diamond Jubilee Medal today." / Flickr/PM Stephen Harper
The fans at Canada's football Grey Cup are not beliebers.
Justin Bieber, a native of Canada, was booed during his halftime performance at the event on Sunday. The 18-year-old pop star was booed when the host spoke his name, when he appeared on the JumboTron and during his performance of his hit songs "Boyfriend" and "Beauty and a Beat."
If Bieber was bothered, it didn't show.
"Thank you so much Canada," Bieber said. "I love you."
Earlier in the week, Bieber was presented with a Diamond Jubilee Medal by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and caused a scene by wearing overalls, unbuttoned on one shoulder, over a white T-shirt, with a backwards baseball cap.
There was sufficient uproar that Harper even weighed in on Twitter.
"In fairness to (Bieber)," Harper tweeted Sunday, "I told him I would be wearing my overalls too."
The Canadian Football League may have been hoping to court Bieber's army of 'tween followers on Sunday. But recent Grey Cup halftime performers have skewed toward the comparatively heavy likes of Nickelback and Lenny Kravitz.
"J-Biebs doesn't scream football, you know? Neither does Carly Rae Jepsen," said Calgary's Ryan Prisque, 22.
The 27-year-old Jepsen also received a mixed reaction at first on Sunday but won the crowd over during an enthusiastic medley of her latest single, "This Kiss," and her infectious hit "Call Me Maybe."
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