British pop singer Harry Styles got himself in a new controversy after donning a dress on the cover of Vogue US magazine.
Harry Styles is the first-ever man to have been featured solo on the cover since Vogue was first founded in 1892, reports The Guardian.
Styles wore a voluminous periwinkle blue gown paired with a black tuxedo jacket in the cover and it sparked controversy regarding masculine and gendered dressing.
Prominent conservatives – from Candace Owens to Ben Shapiro – voiced disapproval of Styles wearing dresses. Owens, a rightwing media powerhouse, wrote on her Twitter page Friday evening: "Bring back manly men."
"There is no society that can survive without strong men," Owens said. "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."
Shapiro, a conservative pundit, appeared to agree with Owens' attacks. He shared her tweet and added: "Anyone who pretends this is not a referendum on masculinity for men to don floofy dresses is treating you like a full-on idiot."
This is not the first time Styles has played around with fashion in bold ways. The singer wore a black dress by the Japanese brand Commes Des Garçons on the cover of the Guardian Weekend.