Celebrities and fans gathered in defense of Harry Styles on Monday in response to a negative tweet about the artist by conservative author Candace Owens.
In his post on Saturday, Owens quoted Vogue magazine photos on the cover of Harry Styles to express concern about the feminization of men.
“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens wrote on Twitter. “The East knows that. In the West, the stable feminization of our men at the same time as Marxism is taught to our children is no accident. This is an outright attack. Bring back the masculine men. “
On Monday, fans quickly defended Styles and his decision to express himself through clothing, making the topic a trend on Twitter. Several celebrities, such as Olivia Wilde, Zack Braff and Jamila Jamil, also joined.
Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood responded that “Only masculinity doesn’t make a man,” adding later, “It really has nothing to do with it.” His words reflect similar responses, arguing that Owens’s idea of masculinity is based on cultural expectations created over time, not on something inherent in masculinity.
“Harry Styles is very masculine because the masculine is what you want him to be,” Jamil said. She also added an image depicting a fashionable choice of men with wigs, makeup and tights from 18th-century Eurocentric coins, suggesting that what Owens might now consider “feminine” was once “masculine.”
In response, Owens doubled his position in a series of tweets on Monday.
“I am not subject to waking culture. Showing 50 examples of something will not make it any less stupid, “she wrote on Twitter, while responding to her critics’ posts and promoting her book.
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