Harry Styles Clapped Back at Candace Owens’ ‘Manly Men’ Comment within the Best Way

by Jeremy Spirogis
Harry Styles attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England

Harry Styles goes to proceed sporting no matter he needs. In a canopy interview for Variety’s Hitmakers subject, the 26-year-old star responded to criticism from conservative pundit Candace Owens who stated his sporting a gown on the duvet of Vogue was an assault on masculinity. (It’s not.)

Harry Styles attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England | Joe Maher/Getty Images for Bauer Media
Harry Styles attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England | Joe Maher/Getty Images for Bauer Media

Harry Styles was the primary male solo star on the duvet of Vogue

Styles’ November 2020 Vogue cowl was an historic first for the outlet, as he was the primary male solo artist to be the duvet star. His wardrobe garnered a lot of consideration when the pictures from the duvet shoot have been launched as a result of he wore a wide range of skirts and clothes.

It’s removed from the primary time a person has worn a gown in a photograph shoot. For instance, rapper Young Thug wore a blue ruffled gown for the duvet of his 2016 mixtape No, My Name Is Jeffery, and Brad Pitt wore a gown on the duvet of Rolling Stone in 1999. Styles’ trend aesthetic has at all times had a female flare to it—a mode he has at all times defended. And his fashion is paying homage to David Bowie and Prince.

Still, Owens attacked the Grammy nominee’s cowl, saying it was “an outright attack” on masculinity. (Again, it’s not.)

“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” she tweeted. “The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”

Fellow conservative pundit Ben Shapiro echoed Owens’ sentiment, saying the assault on masculinity was apparent.

“This is perfectly obvious,” he tweeted. “Anyone who pretends that it is not a referendum on masculinity for men to don floofy dresses is treating you as a full-on idiot.”

Just to be clear, males can put on no matter they need. Now that we’ve received that coated, let’s transfer on to Styles’ response to Owens.

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Styles responded to Owens’ tweets on Instagram

On Dec. 2, Styles was revealed as Variety’s hitmaker of the yr. The cowl picture for the journal reveals the “Watermelon Sugar” singer consuming a banana whereas sporting a child blue swimsuit with white a white, ruffled shirt beneath. For his caption, he straight quoted his critics.

“Bring back manly men,” the star wrote. The post acquired over a million likes in lower than one hour, and his followers lauded him within the feedback for replying to the criticism.

“A real man will eat a banana and make direct eye contact with you,” quipped Derek Blasberg, Head of Fashion and Beauty at YouTube.

“Checkmate,” wrote Alok, a gender non-conforming author and efficiency artist who advocates for de-gendering trend, amongst different issues.

Styles additional responded to the flack from Owens in his interview with Variety.

“To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes,” he stated. “And I think what’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like. It doesn’t have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred.”

Styles, and actually everybody else on this planet (together with critics of his trend decisions) can put on no matter they need, each time they need. And that’s that on that.

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