Harry Styles wears a blue down while featured as the first ever man to be on the cover of Vogue's December issue, but conservatives like Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro have tweeted expressing their contempt for the image.
Owens in her tweet says, "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."
Drag queen and TV Personality, Monét X Change, responds to Owen's tweet by saying, “I just don’t understand why they immediately jump to the feminization of men being a negative thing. Men being feminine is not the problem, men should be allowed to be feminine.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon also weigh in on the backlash. “If you were well versed in the world of fashion, then you would know that it used to be masculine to dress in forms that we would now refer to as feminine,” says Jinkx Monsoon. “They don’t have any concept of how gender expression has evolved throughout the generations… to be where we are now where men are confined to suits.”
“We as the queer community, are allowed to feel both ways about it,” says Jinkx Monsoon. “We’re allowed to be happy that this is happening and that someone of such prominence is breaking down gender boundaries and binaries in such a big way, and we’re also allowed to feel disappointed that it’s not a trans femme queer person of color on the cover of Vogue, because [they] have been breaking down these boundaries and binaries for a lot longer than Harry Styles has.”