Looks like Canada won't be taking the pop star back willingly
America might be sick of troubled pop star Justin Bieber, but it doesn’t look like his native Canada has much love for him these days either.
During Sunday night’s Juno Awards—Canada’s answer to the Grammys—the Biebs was awarded the fan’s choice prize to audible boos from the crowd. Though the 20-year-old singer didn’t attend the award ceremony, Canada’s Olympic women’s curling team accepted the award on his behalf in front of a jeering crowd, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Canadian acts that were far better received included Tegan and Sara, who took home three awards, and Arcade Fire, who scored two awards, including best album for Reflektor.
Bieber’s superstardom has taken a hit in both the U.S. and Canada over recent months, after a stretch of legal trouble. Not only has the pop star been accused of egging a neighbor’s home, he’s also been arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach and charged with assaulting a limo driver in Toronto. The bad publicity has inspired a running joke between the U.S. and Canada over which country should “take” Bieber. Unfortunately for the U.S., if the reaction at the Junos is any indication, Canadians really aren’t willing to welcome him back anytime soon.