Candace Owens Continues to be Laughably Wrong About Harry Styles

After getting called out by countless celebrities who defended Harry Styles, Candace Owens is doubling down on her wrong stance.

Candace Owens has things to say about 'manly men', whatever that means. | Source: (i) REUTERS/Benoit Tessier, (ii) Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

  • Harry Styles appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing what many consider to be a dress.
  • This prompted conservative commentator Candace Owens to “bring back manly men.”
  • After getting dragged for her life by One Direction fans and celebrities alike, Owens doubled down on her strong and wrong mentality.

When it comes to Harry Styles, conservative commentator Candace Owens is proudly strong and wrong.

After getting dragged for her life by celebrities and One Direction fans alike, Owens doubled down on her assertions about the aspiring actor and former teen heart-throb by asserting that he is, in fact, “not a real man,” whatever that means.

I’m not sure what it is about Styles that offends her conservative sensibilities, but here we are.

Candace Owens Proves Her Priorities Are In The Wrong Place

As a conservative commentator, you would think that Candace Owens would be offended by such things as political corruption (as demonstrated by Lindsey Graham) or the rampant cronyism in Trump’s political career.

Instead, what is she concerned about? Harry Styles in a dress on the cover of Vogue Magazine.

Why is Harry Styles in a dress so offensive to Candace Owens? | Source: Twitter

And, as usual, Candace Owens is absolutely wrong.

Leaving aside the question of binary vs. non-binary assignments of gender, men outside of “Western” civilization — in other words, “the East” that she’s referring to — wear skirts and dress-like garments to this day without concern about appearing “less masculine” than their Western counterparts. Men in Samoa wear a lavalava, while men in sub-Saharan Africa wear khanga. Muslim men wear ihram during their annual hajj to Mecca, while men in southern India wear lunghi. All of these outfits are what the West would consider “skirts,” and all are “dress-like” in their appearance, yet not one of these men are considered “less than manly” because of it.

So what, exactly, is the problem with Harry Styles in a dress, again?

And She Doubled Down, No Less

Despite the backlash for attacking Harry Styles, Candace Owens subsequently tweeted that she’s “not sorry” for attacking him.

Strong and wrong, as usual. You stay classy, Candace Owens. | Source: Twitter

This isn’t the first time that Owens has attacked celebrities for no reason, and it certainly isn’t going to be the last. And why would it? She becomes a trending topic each time she does it.

But it’s high time we do what Harry Styles does each time a “hater” comes out against him for his life choices: put them on ignore. The Trumpian era of reveling in deliberate ignorance and equating it to true intelligence needs to be put behind us, once and for all — and Candace Owens needs to be the first voice relegated to history’s dustbin.

Last modified: December 3, 2020 7:59 PM

Bernadette Giacomazzo: Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post,, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.