Styles also clapped back at Candace Owens by sharing a photo on Instagram with the caption, 'Bring back manly men.'
In an interview with Variety magazine for its Hitmaker of the Year cover, Harry Styles talked about why he didn't sweat the Vogue magazine cover backlash, as well as his reaction to this summer's Black Lives Matter protests and his hopes for music's post-pandemic return.
Styles, 26, promised that despite the nearly year-long lockdown due to the pandemic -- which forced him to postpone his Love on Tour outing until February 2021 -- "there will be a time we dance again." The singer spent nine months in London during COVID, which gave him plenty of time to think about what it "actually means to be an artist, what it means to do what we do and why we do it. I lean into moments like this — moments of uncertainty.”
And, after receiving some backlash from right-wing commenters about the Gucci dress he wore as the first solo man to ever appear on the cover of Vogue, Styles brushed off those who question his gender-agnostic approach to fashion as being, well, unfashionable. "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.”