- Harry Styles poked fun at conservative commentator Candace Owens calling his December 2020 cover of Vogue — in which he wore a dress — an "outright attack" on "manly men."
- The singer posted a new photo of himself on Instagram on Wednesday with the caption "Bring back manly men."
- In response, Owens tweeted that she's influential and sparks "global conversation."
- Styles' fans continued to support and defend him against Owens.
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Harry Styles' fans are continuing to support the singer after conservative commentator Candace Owens stands behind her criticism of the way he dresses.
On Wednesday, Styles posted an image from his new photoshoot for Variety as part of his cover story for the publication's 2020 Hitmakers issue.
In the photo, taken by Parker Woods, the 26-year-old "Fine Line" singer was seen biting into a banana while wearing a custom-made blue suit with frills from Palomo Spain.
Styles captioned his post: "Bring back manly men."
The caption was a jab at Owens, who recently criticized Styles after he posed in a blue gown by Gucci for the December 2020 issue of Vogue.
Following the issue's release in mid-November, Owens called the cover "an outright attack."
"Bring back manly men," she added.
Speaking to Variety, Styles stood behind his gender-fluid fashion sense, saying: "To not wear [something] because it's females' clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes."
"And I think what's exciting about right now is you can wear what you like," he continued. "It doesn't have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred."
Styles' Variety cover story and Instagram post marked the 1st time he spoke about Owens' comments — and his fans praised him for his clever response
Owens doubled-down on her 'manly men' comments and said that she sparks 'global conversation'
"When people try to tell me I don't have influence, and then @Harry_Styles dedicates an entire post to my tweet. I inspire global conversation. #BringBackManlyMen Shots fired," she tweeted, adding a screenshot of Styles' Instagram post.
She further commented on the singer's latest look in several videos on her Instagram story. While she said she was "digging it" and it's preferable to his last one as it "doesn't look feminine," she also said, "he looks stupid."
Styles' fans went on to call out Owens for repeatedly defending her stance
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