The actress and "Booksmart" filmmaker — who's directing Styles in the upcoming "Don't Worry Darling" — took to Twitter on Monday to blast Candace Owens as "pathetic" after the right-leaning commentator questioned the "Watermelon Sugar" singer's masculinity and said the country should "bring back manly men."
You’re pathetic.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 16, 2020
Styles, 26, appeared on the recently unveiled December cover of Vogue sporting a Gucci jacket and dress. The British performer is apparently the first solo male to be featured on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine.
"The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil also came to Styles's defense after several conservative voices knocked the move by the glossy mag. Ben Shapiro had tweeted that 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," while Erick Erickson said in a Monday tweet:
Biden gets elected by promising a return to normal. Then the left goes all in on men in dresses.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 16, 2020
Jamil wrote to her more than 1 million followers:
Harry Styles is plenty manly, because manly is whatever you want it to be, not what some insecure, toxic, woman-hating, homophobic dickheads decided it was hundreds of years ago. He’s 104% perfect.— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 16, 2020
Styles had said in his interview with Vogue, "I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it's like a superhero outfit."
"Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with," he said. "What's really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away."