KEY POINTS

  • Harry Styles clapped back at Candace Owen in his recent social media post
  • Styles used Owens' criticism of his Vogue cover in his caption  
  • The netizens have mixed opinions on Styles' fashion choices

Harry Styles waited for over two weeks before responding to Candace Owens' criticism of his Vogue cover.

On Wednesday, the former One Direction member took to social media and shared a snap of him wearing a matching powdered blue frilly top and pants. Styles is eating a banana in the shot, but what caught the netizens’ attention is the shady caption of his post.

"Bring  back manly men," he wrote.

The post went viral as many took it as his response to Owens. In November, the author shared snaps of Styles wearing a dress for his Vogue cover.

"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," she tweeted.

Styles' post on Instagram received a lot of responses from his followers, with many of them believing that he was shading Owens.

"The passive aggressiveness of the caption tho," one commented.

"THE CAPTION, YES BABYYYYYYYYY," another added. 

"IMAGINE HAVING HARRY STYLES CAL YOU OUT ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA FOR YOUR IGNORANCE HAHAHAHAHAHS," a different user stated.

"When i told you i gasped at the caption," a fourth user wrote. 

Styles also shared the same post on Twitter and it received mixed responses from the netizens. Many supported him while some felt that they preferred his fashion before the Vogue cover.

"Imagine wearing a dress and thinking it’s manly," one commented.

"I prefered you when you used to have a normal style not like this s--t. Im not homophobic but this customes you wear are ridiculous," another added.

"TELL THEM HARRY. SCREAM IT FROM THE F--KING ROOFTOPS. SO PROUD OF U," one commented.

"Petition for harry styles to never stop being himself and keep expressing himself in every way he wants, rt to sign," another supporter wrote.

In his interview with Variety, Styles addressed the issue with Owens. The singer stressed that at this time, one can wear anything they want.

"To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes," he said.

"And I think what’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like. It doesn’t have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred.”

Harry Styles Harry Styles poses on the red carpet at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 18, 2020. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images