After Conservative Backlash, AOC Defends Harry Styles Vogue Cover

Monday November 23, 2020

After a number of conservatives had Twitter meltdowns over Harry Styles' Vogue cover — where he wore a dress — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) weighed in and defended the pop star, notes The Hill.

Taking to her Instagram Stories Saturday night, she said Styles' dress looked "wonderful" and that the "masculine and feminine elements are balanced beautifully -- the hair and jacket styling gives me James Deans vibes too."

"Some people are mad at it bc some folks are very sensitive to examining and exploring gender roles in society," she wrote. "Perhaps for some people it provokes some anger or insecurity around masculinity/femininity/etc. 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?" Ocasio-Cortez added. "Who wants to see the same things all the time? And never explore their assumptions," adding that the dress "looks bomb."

The Congresswoman joined a number of celebrities who defended Styles (who happens to be the first man to appear solo on a Vogue cover) after conservatives like Candice Owens and Ben Shapiro flipped out over the Styles Vogue cover.