Conservative commentator and activist Candace Owens took fire from much of social media after blasting a Vogue photo shoot featuring ball gown-clad pop star Harry Styles.
On Saturday, Owens shared photos from the shoot and captioned it, “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. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”
For his part, Styles was quoted as telling the long-running fashion magazine, “There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never thought too much about what it means — it just becomes this extended part of creating something.”
Actress Olivia Wilde shredded Owens for her remarks, simply responding, “You’re pathetic.”
Actor Elijah Wood chimed in, “[I] think you’ve missed the definition of what a man is. [M]asculinity alone does not make a man.”
“in fact, it’s got nothing to do with it” he added.
Comedian Kathy Griffin wrote, “Candy Owens doesn’t know what she in for going up against the Harry Styles stans.”
After her initial remarks went viral, Owens shared a follow-up tweet about the attention, writing, “Since I’m trending I’d like to clarify what I meant when I said ‘bring back manly men.’ I meant: Bring back manly men. Terms like ‘toxic masculinity,’ were created by toxic females. Real women don’t do fake feminism. Sorry I’m not sorry.”
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