Candace Owens on Vogue’s Harry Styles: ‘Bring Back Manly Men’

Lucy Collins | November 16, 2020 | 1:11pm EST
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Conservative activist Candace Owens.  (Getty Images)
Conservative activist Candace Owens. (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- Conservative commentator Candace Owens started to trend on Twitter Monday morning following her comments critical of Vogue magazine’s new cover, which features British pop-star Harry Styles attired in various feminine dresses. Owens tweeted, “Bring back manly men.”

“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens tweeted on Monday. “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. Bring back manly men.”

The Vogue cover story, entitled “Playtime With Harry Styles,” features Styles wearing various dresses and commenting on his atypical fashion choices.

“Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with,” said Styles, 26.  “What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away. When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women,’ once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play."

(Photo: Vogue, Twitter)
(Photo: Vogue, Twitter)

Owens used the story to comment on her belief in the decline of masculinity and its connection to Marxist theories becoming more accepted and popular in the country.

She trended on Twitter at the number two spot because of the tweet and received criticism from many fans of Styles.

“You’re pathetic,” Olivia Wilde responded to Owens. Wilde is a filmmaker who cast Styles as the lead in her upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling.

Pop-star Harry Styles.   (Vogue, Twitter)
Pop-star Harry Styles. (Vogue, Twitter)

Vox’s Carlos Maza said Owens sounded “like the pearl-clutching puritans who've been around since the 50s and 60s. Genuinely impossible for them to be cool for even one second.”

Candace tweeted after she began trending to clarify her position, “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.”

Styles’s musical career began in 2010 when he was a contestant on Britain’s The X Factor. He then sang in the boy band One Direction,  a highly successful entertainment group. He has produced several top-selling albums, and was listed in rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

(Vogue, Twitter)
(Vogue, Twitter)
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