Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin was among others in responding to conservative author Candace Owens over her comments about singer Harry Styles.
Owens, the commentator and author, criticized the 26-year-old Styles’ new American Vogue cover. In it, he appears to wear a ball gown and custom Gucci jacket.
She was critical of Styles for wearing a dress on the cover of the fashion magazine. She even went as far as to call it “an outright attack” on Western civilization.
“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens wrote on Twitter. “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.”
Styles made history as the first solo man to grace the cover of Vogue. They tweeted out the cover photo shoot on Friday with the caption, “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.”
Fans and Celebrities Come to Styles’ Defense after Candace Owens’ Comments
By Monday morning, both Styles and Owens were trending topics on Twitter.
Many of Styles’ fans on Twitter, including several celebrities, were upset regarding Owens’ comments. Many of them came to his defense today and over the weekend on Twitter.
Comedian Kathy Griffin was among them. She sent a tweet this morning saying “Candy Owens doesn’t know what she in for going up against the Harry Styles stans.”
Actress and director Olivia Wilde wrote, “You’re pathetic.” in response to Owens. Wilde is currently directing Styles in the 1950s-set thriller Don’t Worry, Darling.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 16, 2020
One of the top tweets in reply to Owens came from another Styles fan.
“The response to Candace Owens is simple,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “Harry Styles is more of a woman than she will ever be and more of a man than she will ever be with.”
When Owens was trending on Twitter earlier this morning, she took a moment to clarify her comments. The pro-Trump activist said, “Since I’m trending I’d like to clarify what I meant when I said ‘bring back manly men. 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.”