Naturally, the news spread like wildfire and quickly began trending on social media. However, Styles’ latest photoshoot is gaining some attention for a reason you may not expect.
Over the years, Styles has truly shown off his androgynous style. From wearing glittery suits onstage to using a purse and painting his fingernails, Styles is one of many individuals expressing themselves regardless of gender clothing stereotypes.
For his new Vogue photoshoot, Styles continues to do just that. The One Direction member can be seen in various lavish dresses and accessories that are considered to be feminine.
.@harry_styles is our December issue cover star!
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) November 13, 2020
“There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never thought too much about what it means—it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”: Read our full December cover story starring @Harry_Styles here: https://t.co/1yc11Lb4rP pic.twitter.com/QCESy2WrDg
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) November 15, 2020
In his cover story, Styles shares that clothing is all about experimentation without limits.
“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,” he says. “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.”
Now, it looks like his Vogue cover is being hit with some controversial feedback. Conservative figure Candace Owens recently shared her opinion on the photoshoot.
“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.”
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. https://t.co/sY4IJF7VkK
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 14, 2020
Since then, various fans and individuals have come forward in support of Styles’ Vogue cover. His Don’t Worry, Darling director Olivia Wilde had a few strong words to say to Owens.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 16, 2020
Jameela Jamil also defended Styles while reminding everyone that wigs, tights and makeup were once considered to be masculine looks.
Also… this was at one time considered very manly. Wigs, make up, tights, frills… maybe this is the comeback of the “manly man.” pic.twitter.com/8dvSRGYj4w
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) November 16, 2020
Long time Harry Styles supporters and onlookers have also flocked to Twitter to express their support.
Good morning to Harry Styles slaying in a dress on the cover of Vogue and a reminder to wear WHATEVER makes you happy pic.twitter.com/J8VXOsGH9h
— mace ᴴ ◟̽◞̽ (@cuntrolharold) November 16, 2020
Imagine waking up mad about Harry Styles’ Vogue shoot. Miserable person
— Ashley Thompson (@AshleyCBS46) November 16, 2020
I woke up to seeing people hating on THE Harry Styles for wearing a dress in his Vogue Photoshoot. Bitchhhhh he wears a dress better than ANY OF YALL don’t be jealous now
— nick tangorra (@nicktangorra) November 16, 2020
harry styles really upset the crusty 1950s conservatives with his vogue shoot. good for him pic.twitter.com/kEru41feUO
— clo (@lolwydchloe) November 16, 2020
🗣 FRIENDLY REMINDER 🗣
if you’re pressed over harry styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue then you’re just jealous because he can wear literally anything and look 100x better than you 😁👍 pic.twitter.com/X3a7uta4hG
— adsᴴ (@94LOTSTYLES) November 16, 2020
Some fans are even flooding a recent post from Candace Owens with numerous comments. She recently did an interview with Playboy where she wore a pantsuit, a fashion choice fans decided to call out as being “too masculine” for her to wear.
yesterday, candace owens talked shit about Harry Styles for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue and not being “manly enough” so the Harries have decided to end her. Rip Candace :/ pic.twitter.com/Eqse1GNwf4
— nora | tpwk (@NoraGiefer) November 16, 2020
What are your reactions to Harry Styles’ Vogue cover? Do you think it should be receiving the backlash it is? Let us know in the comments below.