Justin Bieber Channels Kate Gosselin at the VMAs

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And the asymmetrical pixie thing didn't work for the former reality star, either.

We’ve seen Justin Bieber with a floppy bowl cut, with his locks slicked back, in a baby man bun and looking something like Zack Morris. And now he’s wearing his hair in a style most closely associated with Kate Gosselin.

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The first thing that came to mind when the pop singer stepped onto the red carpet at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards was the TLC reality star’s much-maligned spiky, asymmetrical pixie cut. Not a good thing to be channeling — even she’s since moved on from that look.

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The Biebs paired his textured blond comb-over-esque do with a leather motorcycle jacket, a buttoned-up polka-dot shirt and skinny jeans — all by Saint Laurent. The overall effect made him look like he should be riding a motorcycle ... or working in a feminist bookstore in Portland.

He even got called out by host Miley Cyrus at the beginning of the show: “I like your swoop.” Right.