Celebrities and fans rallied to defend Harry Styles on Monday in response to a negative tweet by Conservative writer Candle Owens.
In his post on Saturday, Owens ‘quote tweeted photos of Vogue Magazine from Harry Styles’ cover shoot for voice concerns over men’s femininity.
“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens tweeted. “The East knows this. In the West, at the same time steady feminization of our men, who are teaching Marxism to our children, is not a coincidence. This is an external attack. Bring back the men. “
On Monday, fans increasingly defended their decision and styles to express themselves through clothing, making the subject trend on Twitter. Many celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Zach Braff and Jamila Jamil also participated in it.
“Lord of the Rings” star Eliza Wood responded that “alone does not create masculinity,” adding later, “In fact, it has nothing to do with it.” There are similar reactions to his words that state that Owens’s idea of masculinity is based on cultural expectations built over time, not anything inherent to masculinity.
Jamil said, “Harry Styles is quite manly, because manly is what you want.” She also added an image representing 18th-century Euro-centric fashion choices of men in wigs, makeup and tights, suggesting that Owens was now “masculine” considering what she might consider “feminine”.
In response to the backlash, Owens doubled down on his stance in a series of tweets on Monday.
“I am impregnable to awaken culture. Showing my few examples will not make it any less stupid, ”she tweeted, while responding to posts from her critics and promoting her book.
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