Harry Styles Responds To Candace Owens’ “Bring Back Manly Men” Remark With A Picture

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Harry Styles has responded to conservative commentator Candace Owens, who had taken a jibe at his Vogue cover frill dress saying, “Bring back manly men.” The 26-year-old British singer took to Instagram on December 2 to post another picture of himself in a frilly pastel coat, eating a banana. The picture is simply captioned, “Bring back manly men.” Social media users, who had actively opposed Owens’ sexist remark on the Vogue cover, have now erupted in cheers at Styles’ sharp, but dignified reply to her.

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On November 14, after Vogue released pictures from their December issue featuring Styles in a grey frill dress, among other articles of gender-fluid fashion, Owens in a tweet had said, “There is no society that can survive without strong men.” Calling the “feminisation of men” an “outright attack,” the 31-year-old commentator known for her controversial views, had appealed to “bring back manly men.” She was widely criticised for her statements, deemed by many even as hostility towards the queer and non-binary community.

Styles had refrained from commenting on the issue until now. Needless to say, fans of the singer are thoroughly enjoying his subtle Instagram post.


About The Vogue Cover Controversy

In November this year, Vogue announced that Styles would grace the cover for their December issue, making him the first-ever solo male cover star in the magazine’s 128-year-history. The feature inside showed him donning a variety of gender-fluid clothes, including but not limited to, a skirt and full-length dress. Styles, known for his offbeat sartorial appeal, had received wide applause for having the courage as a public figure to shatter gender norms.

However, many like Owens didn’t take kindly to his attire, deeming it an “attack” on masculinity. Sharing pictures from Styles’ Vogue cover, she wrote:

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Candance Owens, Social Media Reacts To Harry Styles’ Picture

Owens has taken to Twitter once more to respond to Styles’ reply to her “manly men” remark. Along with a snap of the picture in question, Owens wrote, “When people try to tell me I don’t have influence, and then @Harry_Styles dedicates an entire post to my tweet… Shots fired.” She has also reiterated her earlier remark through a hashtag that reads, “#BringBackManlyMen.”

Fans and followers of the singer are, however, positively applauding him on social media for his understated reply to Owens, with his picture that defies gendered fashion. We rounded up some reactions for you:

Who Is Candace Owens?

Candace Owens, 31, is a conservative author and commentator known for her controversial opinions. As a Black woman, she has received extensive criticism for supporting former President Donald Trump and opposing the Black Lives Matter movement. Owens referred to George Floyd, the Black man whose murder sparked off worldwide protests against racism, a “horrible human being.” She has even come under fire for making a speech that some claim attempts to defend Adolf Hitler.