Harry Styles reached another milestone in his career after becoming the first male star on the cover of US Vogue but he has received criticism from conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro.
Harry Styles’ Vogue cover has become a hot debate on social media. The singer is on the December cover wearing a Gucci dress and a black tuxedo jacket.
While many fans have complimented the star’s outfit, the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer was criticised by Candace Owens who commented on his dress and demanded the return of “manly men”.
Ben Shapiro is the latest person to offer his thoughts on the singer’s outfit.
What did Ben Shapiro say about Harry Styles’ Vogue cover?
Ben responded to Candace’s viral tweet about Harry, and criticised the singer for “feminising masculinity”.
The political commentator and presenter tweeted:
“This is perfectly obvious. Anyone who pretends that it is not a referendum on masculinity for men to don floofy dresses is treating you as a full-on idiot.”
In another tweet, Ben continued:
“Pretending that men dressing like women does not feminize men is ridiculous, particularly coming from the same people who are celebrating Styles BECAUSE he is feminizing masculinity.”
Celebs react to Ben Shapiro’s comments
A number of celebrities were quick to share their reactions to Ben Shapiro’s comments, voicing their opinions in support of the former One Direction member.
British actor Rahul Kohli and Vincent Martella, who does the voicever of Phineas Flynn in Phineas and Ferb, are some of the celebs who have defended Harry after Ben’s tweets.
What does Twitter think of Ben’s comments?
While there are some Twitter users who have agreed with Ben’s comments, many have hit back at the political commentator for promoting a traditional backward mindset.
One person tweeted: “I think @benshapiro got it twisted. @Harry_Styles wearing a dress for a Vogue cover is the most alpha male move a man can do. The true measure of a man’s masculinity is being comfortable enough to not give a f*** of what others think of yours.”
Someone else said: “Harry Styles wore a dress and Ben Shapiro is acting like the EU just issued an executive order that all American men must wear dresses.”
Check out more reactions from Twitter users down below.