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GOP Pundit Candace Owens Slammed For Saying Harry Styles’ Vogue Cover Is An ‘Attack’ On ‘Manly Men’

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Conservative political pundit Candace Owens faced backlash after criticizing musician Harry Styles for his groundbreaking appearance on the issue of US Vogue.

Breaking gender norms, the former One Direction member wore a Gucci dress for the photoshoot and became the first-ever male solo model to grace the cover of the popular fashion magazine.


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“There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes,” said the 26-year-old in the magazine’s interview.

“I’ve never thought too much about what it means–it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”

But Owens, a staunch Trump ally who notoriously encouraged Black and Latino voters to register as Republicans, disagreed with the “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s point of view.

“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” she tweeted.

Owens argued:

“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.”

Fans of Styles, including celebrity admirers like Elijah Wood and Olivia Wilde, were quick to defend the singer and shut down the conservative firebrand.

Writer Brandon Friedman challenged Owens’s notion of “manly men” by referencing the recent marches led by White nationalist groups like the Proud Boys.

Meanwhile, fans continued to give the singer high praise for flawlessly owning his sartorial elegance.

In the Vogue profile, Styles―who has never come out as LGBTQ―said he loved to dress up in women’s clothes and isn’t concerned about societal conventions around male and female fashion.

“Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with… when you take away ‘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.”

He added:

“I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing.”

And he looks absolutely ravishing in dresses, no matter what narrow-minded individuals may think.

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1