Conservative commentators Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro under fire after 'offensive' comments about Harry Styles Vogue cover

Last week, Harry Styles made history as the first ever male cover star of US Vogue.

The pop star, who has famously rejected labels and shunned traditional gender norms, further broke convention by wearing a dress.

While most people celebrated this playful and historic move, some conservative commentators were furious.

Candace Owens, a prominent Trump supporter, was particularly enraged.

She trashed Styles for his nod to femininity.

In a tweet, she wrote: "There is no society that can survive without strong men."

She continued: "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."

Rather dramatically, she concluded: "It is an outright attack."

Owens later wrote:

Another conservative commentator joined her in criticising Styles.

Right-wing talking head Ben Shapiro accused Styles of "feminising masculinity" and called Styles's choice to wear a dress a "referendum" on masculinity.

So dramatic!

Harry Styles looking fierce in a dress seems like an odd choice for a culture war but Owens and Shapiro remained committed to it.

In response, they were both challenged on their outdated views.

People also shared a photo of Owens wearing a suit to point out her hypocrisy.

Despite the backlash, Owens has not apologised for what she said.

In fact, she said: "Sorry I'm not sorry."

Styles hasn't responded to the drama.

But, why would he?

We assume he's got far better things to do with his time than responding to trolls.

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