Ben Shapiro's meltdown over Harry Styles wearing dress in Vogue cover makes Internet call him 'f***ing dweeb'

Shapiro, who recently came under fire for calling out Cardi B for her song 'W.A.P', said, 'The POINT of Styles doing this photoshoot is to feminize masculinity'


                            Ben Shapiro's meltdown over Harry Styles wearing dress in Vogue cover makes Internet call him 'f***ing dweeb'
Harry Styles and Ben Shapiro (Getty Images)

Conservative political commentator and podcaster Ben Shapiro has often come under fire online for his perceivably ridiculous critique of the Left. This time, Shapiro became the object of ridicule thanks to his long-winded rant on masculinity and Harry Styles.

Styles recently created waves for his Vogue photoshoot. Soon to appear on the December cover of the magazine, the shoot contains the former One Direction singer in a dress straight from Gucci’s fall ‘20 runway. According to Styles, wearing traditionally feminine garments started from a young age with him. He said he used to dress up in “fancy dress” for school plays. 

Speaking with Vogue, Styles said, “Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are just kind of crumbling away. When you take away ‘There’s clothes for men and there’s clothes for women,’ once you remove any barriers, obviously you open up the arena in which you can play.”

Conservative author and speaker Candace Owens -- who along with Shapiro had recently come under fire for criticizing Cardi B’s song ‘W.A.P.’ -- attacked the Vogue photoshoot. She wrote on Twitter on November 15, “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. Bring back manly men.”

Actor and filmmaker Olivia Wilde shot back at Owens, saying, “You’re pathetic.”



 



 

Shapiro came to Owens’ rescue and tweeted a long thread full of his views on the issue. He wrote, “This is perfectly obvious. Anyone who pretends that it is not a referendum on masculinity for men to don floofy dresses is treating you as a full-on idiot,” adding, “Masculinity and femininity exist. Outward indicators of masculinity and femininity exist in nearly every human culture. Boys are taught to be more masculine in virtually every human culture because the role of men is not always the same as the role of women.”

He also said, “The Left knows this, of course. The POINT of Styles doing this photoshoot is to feminize masculinity. Otherwise why would it be headline-worthy for Styles to don a dress?” adding, “The Left knows this; they openly say that gender is both important and socially constructed (which is why they tell you that a man can be a woman, e.g., despite no biological underpinning).”



 



 

Shapiro’s rant seems to have made his critics chuckle who seem to be having fun because of his and Owens’ meltdown. A Twitter user wrote, “Ben Shapiro has been talking a little bit too much about Harry Styles lately. I think he might have a crush on him.” Another Twitter user said, “Ben Shapiro doing 47 tweets crying about how harry styles wearing a dress in a high fashion editorial shoot is an attack on masculinity lmfao what a f***in dweeb,” adding, “the way these conservative grifters keep piling on the most trivial topics to trigger their dipsh*t boomer followers into thinking the left is trying to make everyone gay or something.” One Twitter user noted, “Ben Shapiro, masculinity expert, may be a tad too invested in what Harry Styles is wearing.”



 



 



 

One Twitter user said, “Ben Shapiro, who thought a woman with a WAP had a medical issue and who cried over a razor commercial being mean, is lecturing Harry Styles, the source of WAPs all over the world, on masculinity. I don't care if you wear a dress, just wear a matching mask to be truly in vogue.” Another Twitter user said, “lol prince didn’t die for ben shapiro to pretend harry styles in a dress is some crisis.”



 



 

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