Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shut down critics of Harry Styles' Vogue cover and said the musician 'looks bomb' in his photos
Harry Stylesmade history as the first male to cover Voguesolo.
- For the magazine's December issue, the singer wore dresses and skirts for the photoshoot, which sparked a variety of reactions from both fans and critics.
- Democratic Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis the latest figure to defend Styles' Vogue cover after the star and magazine were met with mixed reactions.
- In an Instagram story, Ocasio-Cortez pushed back on critics of Styles' cover shoot, saying: "What's the point of creating things if they don't make people think? Or feel or reflect? Especially as an artist or creative? Who wants to see the same thing all the time?"
Democratic Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez of New York is the latest prominent figure to defend Harry Styles after he made history as the first solo male cover star of Vogue and sparked conversation by wearing dresses and skirts in the magazine's feature, photographed by Tyler Mitchell.
Ocasio-Cortez has become somewhat of a
She also said Styles' Vogue cover and feature could be an opportunity for people to examine their thoughts on gender norms."Perhaps for some people, it provokes some anger or insecurity around masculinity/femininity/etc.," the lawmaker wrote. "If it does, then maybe that's part of the point. Sit with that reaction and think about it, examine it, explore it, engage it, and grow with it."
"What's the point of creating things if they don't make people think? Or feel or reflect? Especially as an artist or creative? Who wants to see the same thing all the time? And never explore their assumptions?" Ocasio-Cortez added.
Many fans of Styles praised him on social media for the clothes he wore as part of the feature — but the musician's barrier-breaking fashion choices weren't met with enthusiasm by everyoneStyles' recent Vogue cover sparked mixed reactions. While many fans expressed excitement at the star's openness about his fashion sense, the magazine's feature on Styles also led to backlash. The former One Director member's feature was met with criticism from members of the LGBTQ community, who pointed out a double-standard: While Styles receives praise for wearing a dress and skirts in the fashion magazine, transgender women are attacked for making similar fashion choices.
Following the release of the magazine cover, conservative commentator Candace Owens called Styles' Vogue feature an "outright attack" on "manly men."tweeted.
Actor Zach Braff tweeted: "Our whole lives boys and men are told we need to be manly. Life is short. Be whatever the f--- you want to be."
Styles' mom, Anne Twist, also shared her support for her son in a British talk show interview on Tuesday, saying "It doesn't matter however you want to express yourself."In his Vogue feature story, Styles told Vogue's Hamish Bowles about his fluid sense of style.
He also spoke about musicians who doubled as pop culture and style icons — who he admired when he was growing up."The people that I looked up to in
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