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Justin Bieber’s All-Star Game outfit has Internet in hysterics

Justin Bieber’s All-Star Game outfit has Internet in hysterics

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Lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan Justin Bieber got to live out a childhood dream Saturday when he took to the ice as a celebrity captain at the NHL All-Star Game.

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But Bieber, who co-designed this year’s All-Star Game jerseys, caused heads to turn as he arrived for the tilt at Scotiabank Arena in an oversized red polka dot mohair puffer jacket from Marni.

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The outfit was promptly jeered online, with several wisecrackers on social media saying Biebs looked like he was ready for bed.

”What on Earth is wrong with rich people and their fashion sense?” one person asked on X. “Kid just showed up to a hockey game dressed in a comforter.”

Others wondered if Bieber’s outfit was inspired by his fellow celebrity captain Michael Buble’s admission Thursday that he had taken mushrooms before the all-star player draft.

”First Buble and now this. What’s with the mushroom theme this weekend?” one person swiped.

“A mushroom seems to be the theme of the All-Star game this year,” a second added.

”[He’s] dressed like a Super Mario Mushroom,” another member of the fashion police joked.

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”Did Justin Bieber murder a Muppet for his jacket?” one X user wondered, with others comparing his look to James P. Sullivan from the animated movie Monsters Inc.

But not everyone was hating on the look. Toronto forward Mitch Marner called it a “winning jacket” when they met in the Leafs’ locker room.

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And chatter over the the Sorry singer’s outfit couldn’t overshadow the fact that for a brief moment he got to live out his childhood dream when he hit the ice with the NHL’s biggest stars for their pre-game skate.

”I’m waiting for someone to come and tell me I gotta wear a helmet,” he was captured saying to Matthews during warmups.

”It’s been a minute,” Bieber later said to Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly. “It’s been a minute. This is so fun though. This is a dream.”

Team McDavid goalie Sergei Bobrovsky asked Bieber if he was going to play. “Just the warmup,” Bieber replied. “I’ll get hurt.”

Bieber snapped pics on ice with the Matthews, Marner, Rielly and William Nylander, as well as the Oilers’ Connor McDavid.

After warmups, Bieber shared a moment with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby in the locker room.

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“When’s the last time you skated?” Crosby asked as they shook hands.

”It’s been a second,” Bieber replied. “Last year, I was f—ing around a little bit, but I’m just relaxing.”

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When he spoke to ESPN during Team Matthews’ first round match against Team Hughes, Bieber called his all-star experience “unbelievable.”

”I feel like I’ve had vivid dreams about this at night, so it’s beautiful,” he said. Asked about the coat, Bieber said, “This is a company called Marni, and I don’t know. I’m obsessed.”

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After breezing past Team Hughes in round one, Team Matthews beat Team McDavid 7-4 in the NHL All-Star Game final.

To help kick off the weekend, Bieber returned to the stage for the first time in over a year when he performed at Drake’s History nightclub in the city’s east end. Footage posted by fans inside showed Bieber playing a jazzy version of 2010’s Baby, Peaches, Hold On (his love letter to the Leafs) and a cover of SZA’s Snooze among others.

Bieber’s surprise appearance came after fans speculated he might be readying himself for a musical return after he shared photos to his Instagram rehearsing in the studio.


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