Harry Styles is defended by Olivia Wilde after Candace Owens’ attack on Vogue shoot


Harry Styles was slammed by right wing activist Candace Owens over the weekend, as she criticised him for wearing a dress in his new Vogue shoot.

The pop hunk, 26, made history as the first ever solo male cover star of US Vogue in its 127-year history, and opted to shake things up with his sartorial choices.

However, conservative commentator Candace, 31, took umbrage to the star’s shoot, writing on Twitter: ‘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.’ 

‘Bring back manly men’: Harry Styles has been slammed by conservative commentator Candace Owens, after he posed for US Vogue in a dress

Concluding her fiery tweet, the right wing media personality, a vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump, asserted: ‘It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.’

Responding to the tweet, Olivia Wilde – who announced her engagement with Jason Sudeikis had ended this weekend – simply wrote: ‘You’re pathetic.’

Candace then directly referenced Olivia’s recent split when she shockingly hit back: ‘You’re single for a reason.’ The tweet was subsequently deleted. 

Comments: Candace, 31, took umbrage to the star's shoot, writing on Twitter over the weekend, 'There is no society that can survive without strong men'

Comments: Candace, 31, took umbrage to the star’s shoot, writing on Twitter over the weekend, ‘There is no society that can survive without strong men’

The actress and filmmaker, 36, recently spoke about her excitement about landing Harry in her new movie, Don’t Worry Darling. 

‘[Costume designer Arianne Phillips] and I did a little victory dance when we heard that we officially had Harry in the film, because we knew that he has a real appreciation for fashion and style,’ she told Vogue.

In recent years, right wing activist Candace has drawn attention for her social media confrontations with a host of celebrities and public figures, including rapper Cardi B.

She founded the ‘Blexit’ campaign to encourage black voters to ‘exit’ the Democrats as a play on Brexit, the term for Britain leaving the European Union. 

Candace is now married to British-born Peter Farmer, whose father Lord Farmer was a major supporter of Brexit.

Slam: Right wing media personality Candace Owens said, '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'

Slam: Right wing media personality Candace Owens said, ‘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’

The conservative firebrand also formed a friendship with Kanye West, soon after he publicly expressed public support for President Trump.

In his new groundbreaking shoot for Vogue, fashion-conscious Harry wears a Gucci dress, complete with lace overlay and a low neckline.

The engaging image captures Harry wearing the blue garment beneath an androgynous black blazer as he blows a balloon, a long stretch of open grassland visible to his rear.

In an accompanying interview the One Direction star admitted he enjoyed dressing up and was not prohibited by pre-conceived barriers regarding what people of opposing sexes should and should not wear. 

Defending: After coming across the fiery tweet Olivia Wilde, left, leapt to the defence of Harry

Daring style choices: Singer Harry is seen wearing a distinctive pearl necklace while launching his second album Fine Line in Los Angeles in December 2019

Defending: After coming across the fiery tweet Olivia Wilde, left, leapt to the defence of Harry

Low blow: Olivia hit back by branding Candace 'pathetic', prompting the media personality to return a low blow as she stated, 'You're single for a reason'. The tweet was soon deleted

Low blow: Olivia hit back by branding Candace ‘pathetic’, prompting the media personality to return a low blow as she stated, ‘You’re single for a reason’. The tweet was soon deleted

He said: ‘Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with… 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.’

He added: I’ll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing.

‘It’s like anything – anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself. There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes.’

Another picture in the series finds the singer sporting a white a pink tutu over a generously cut suit as he poses in the countryside, while others find him modelling a series of kilts. 

In one the singer’s famous butterfly torso tattoo is clearly visible beneath an open jacket as he bounces on a small trampoline in a high-waisted variation of the traditional Scottish garb. 

Reflecting on his life away fashion and music, Harry told the publication that meditation has helped improve his mental health. 

He said:  ‘It has changed my life, but it’s so subtle. It’s helped me just be more present. I feel like I’m able to enjoy the things that are happening right in front of me, even if it’s food or it’s coffee or it’s being with a friend—or a swim in a really cold pond!

‘Meditation just brings a stillness that has been really beneficial, I think, for my mental health.’ 

The full interview is available in the latest edition of US Vogue.   

Think pink: Harry has never been afraid to experiment with fashion and was previously spotted wearing pink nail polish

Think pink: Harry has never been afraid to experiment with fashion and was previously spotted wearing pink nail polish 

Stylish: Harry also has a penchant for Gucci bags and was seen carrying a smart black variation from the Fall Menswear 2020 Collection in February

Stylish: Harry also has a penchant for Gucci bags and was seen carrying a smart black variation from the Fall Menswear 2020 Collection in February

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