Harry styles appeared on the December edition of Vogue’s cover and he wasn’t to leave without making history as the first solo man to ‘grace’ and literally so, the American magazine! Donning on a Gucci ball gown custom made by Alessandro Michele, he complemented it with a black cropped tux jacket. The watermelon sugar singer, comfortable in his masculinity said about the cover, “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never thought too much about what it means. It just becomes this extended part of creating something.” Fans and celebs rushed in to appreciate the singer for his gender neutral approach and androgynous ensembles. But every coin has two sides and critiques didn’t let this opportunity pass. Candace Owens and Harry Styles differ in their opinions but the former doesn’t just let it rest at that.
Taking to Twitter, Owens openly expressed her disapproval with a nasty tweet attacking Styles’ manhood. ‘’There is no society that can survive without strong men’’ she wrote in, responding to Vogue Magazine’s post with Harry’s pictures and his statement. “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”, the New York Times best selling author went on before concluding her tweet with “bring back manly men”.
The author’s tweet has garnered more than 94k likes as of Monday evening and made it to the trending as fans and celebs charged back at her. Filmmaker Olivia Wilde who is more than elated to have Styles’ star in her upcoming moving ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ snapped back at Owens with a simple “you’re pathetic”. The political right winger didn’t come quietly as she went overboard, referencing Olivia’s recent split with Jason Sudeikis, Owen responded with “You’re single for a reason” before she thought better and deleted it. Other celebrities such as Zach Braff, Jameel Jamil, Joshua Lewis also came to Styles’ defence. ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor, Elijah Wood quipped in, “Masculinity alone does not make a man. In fact, it’s got nothing to do with it”. You tell em Elijah! The Republican party supporter didn’t miss a chance to retort with a reference to LOTR movie “DONT TEMPT ME, FRODO!!!’’
Acknowledging her trending tweet, the author on Tuesday posted , “Since I’m trending, I’d like to clarify what I meant when I said ‘bring back manly men’”, before adding “I meant: Bring Back manly men. Terms like ‘toxic masculinity’, were created by toxic females. Real women don’t do fake feminism”, which seemed to go over some people’s heads while few resonated with whatever Owens had to say. Candace Owens and Harry Styles, the acrimonious dispute is currently one sided as the latter hasn’t commented on the matter.
Why does Harry Styles wear dresses?
This is not the first time Harry Styles has made it to the headlines for dressing up as what’s considered “feminine” but nobody can drag him down. The fashion icon thinks ahead of gender stereotypes, says he gets his inspiration from music legends, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Elton John all of whom he also looks up to for music. In an interview with guardian about his 2019’s ‘Fine Line’ album, the singer had said “what women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and I get told ‘but it’s for ladies’ I think ‘okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though… I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier”. Opening up on his Vogue December issue, Styles said, “there’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women, once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play.” Living up to his words, Harry styles had worn a black see-through Gucci blouse accessorized with laces, pairing it with pearl earrings.
The sign of times singer is comfortable wearing extreme clothes and says he doesn’t take it too seriously because his stylist, Harry Lambert doesn’t. “I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing. It’s like anything—anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself. There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means—it just becomes this extended part of creating something”, he said admitting that he doesn’t feel “crazy” wearing “flamboyant” clothes. Styles who stands up for LGBTQ+ rights, has always impressed people with his ideologies. The ‘Fine Line’ artist, resonating with his album said, “I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away”. He further added, “You can never be overdressed. There’s no such thing”. Yep. We totally agree!