Candace Owens Complains There's A Lack Of 'Manly Men' After Seeing Harry Styles In A Dress
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Harry Styles made history this month after becoming the first solo man to grace the front cover of Vogue magazine.
The musician was also featured in a stunning photoshoot in the December issue of the iconic publication, where he was dressed in a variety of garments, including dresses.
While the moment was celebrated by many, a conservative political activist and commentator saw issue with a man in what she considered a woman's outfit.
Candace Owens wrote on Twitter: "There is no society that can survive without strong men. 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."
The author was hit with loads of criticism on the social media site, with many saying there is nothing wrong with a bloke rocking a dress.
Loads of celebrities rushed to support Styles, with actor Elijah Wood writing: "I think you've missed the definition of what a man is. masculinity alone does not make a man."
Jameela Jamil added: "Harry Styles is plenty manly, because manly is whatever you want it to be, not what some insecure, toxic, woman-hating, homophobic dickheads decided it was hundreds of years ago. He's 104% perfect."
Zach Braff said: "Our whole lives boys and men are told we need to be manly. Life is short. Be whatever the f**k you want to be."
Despite the criticism, Candace double downed.
The commentator hit back at her haters and said: "Since I'm trending I'd like to clarify what I meant when I said 'bring back manly men'. I meant: Bring back manly men. Terms like 'toxic masculinity,' were created by toxic females. Real women don't do fake feminism. Sorry I'm not sorry."
Whatever her opinions are, they certainly don't faze Harry Styles.
While he hasn't spoken directly about Owens' comments, he told Vogue how freeing it is to be able to wear whatever you want, regardless of your gender.
The British musician explained how he is taking inspiration from the likes of Prince, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury and Elton John when shaping the way he dresses.
"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," Styles said to Vogue in his cover story.
"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."
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