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An Extremely Short Letter To Justin Bieber About Fashion And Propriety

Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held Sunday night.
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Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held Sunday night.

Dear Justin Bieber,

If you are at an event — in this case Sunday's Billboard Music Awards — where Gladys Knight is also, and she is dressed like this:

Singer Gladys Knight arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held Sunday night.
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Singer Gladys Knight arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held Sunday night.

You are not meant to dress like this.

Sincerely yours,

Would Wear Pajamas To Work If They Let Me But They Don't Because Of Dignity DO YOU SEE HOW THAT WORKS?

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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