Harry Styles' Mom Defends Him for Wearing a Dress After Backlash | 22 Words

After the backlash of Harry Styles' Vogue cover, his mom has come forward in order to defend him and his fashion choices.

Read on to find out what she had to say...

This week, all anyone can talk about is Harry Style's Vogue U.S. cover shoot.

The former One Direction band member graced the cover for the prestigious fashion magazine's December edition, and he did it spectacularly.

But it hasn't come without backlash.

And now his mother has jumped in to defend her son. And she had an explanation for all the haters...

It's no secret that Harry has become more expressive with his fashion choices in the last year...

With him regularly donning more feminine outfits and looks.

And this month, he's brought his quirky style to the cover of Vogue.

Yep, Harry has become the first man to feature on the cover of Vogue U.S in 127 years, and he wore a series of dresses and skirts to commemorate it.

It's needless to say that most people are loving Harry in a dress...

And many have applauded the young singer for breaking down toxic gender stereotypes in his photoshoot.

Here he is, in all his glory.

As well as pose in dresses and skirts, Harry also partook in a lengthy interview, wherein he discussed his stance on the stereotypes surrounding clothing and fashion choices.

The "Watermelon Sugar" singer discussed his mission to "de-gender" certain items of clothing.

In his interview with the fashion publication, he 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."

He continued:

"I’ll go to shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women’s clothes thinking they’re amazing. It’s like anything—anytime you’re putting barriers up in your own life, you’re just limiting yourself. There’s so much joy to be had in playing with clothes. I’ve never really thought too much about what it means - it just becomes this extended part of creating something."

Harry admitted that "dress up" was a big part of his childhood.

“As a kid, I definitely liked fancy dress," he explained. “I was really young, and I wore tights for that [school play]. I remember it was crazy to me that I was wearing a pair of tights. And that was maybe where it all kicked off!"

However, despite the overwhelmingly warm reception to Harry's photoshoot, not everybody is too impressed...

And, by everybody, I mainly mean the right-wing author, Candace Owens.

The controversial figure savagely slammed Harry on Twitter a few days ago...

And begged for the world to "bring back manly men."

Here's what she said:

"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."

She continued on her story:

"Men in ball gowns is not a thing. Sorry I’m not sorry. Conservatives are done bending to the weird, perverted will of the left and their Hollywood cohorts. Feminine women don’t need to sit back and allow uglier women preach to them about why “normal" is wrong."

She also added this:

"Masculine men don’t need to listen to feminized men tell them about how “stunning" and “brave" it would be if they castrated themselves in front of the world. It’s a new day. We’re no longer the silent majority."

Quite predictably, Candace's Tweet generated an overwhelming amount of backlash and outrage...

Triggered was an understatement.

Well, Candace has responded to the Twitter onslaught...

And, of course, she isn't the least bit sorry.

She unapologetically tweeted this:

"Since I’m trending I’d like to clarify what I meant when I said 'bring back manly men.' I meant: Bring back manly men. Terms like 'toxic masculinity,' were created by toxic females. Real women don’t do fake feminism. Sorry, I’m not sorry."

Because of all the backlash, Harry's mom has now been forced to speak out.

While appearing on the British talk show Lorraine, his mom claimed she had a massive part to play in her son's fashion choices.

She said this:

“I think maybe I had something to do with it because I was always a big fan of doing fancy dress with the kids when they were smaller, which Gemma hated but Harry always embraced," Twist said. “Who doesn’t love doing a bit of dress up?"

And his sister, Gemma Styles, also backed that up.

She spoke to Vogue reiterating what her mother said on the show.

And she wasn't the only one jumping to his defence...

Other superstars such as Olivia Wild, Elijah Wood, and Jameela Jamil, also supported Harry for his photoshoot.

Wood tweeted this:

"I think you’ve missed the definition of what a man is. Masculinity alone does not make a man," he wrote. "In fact, it’s got nothing to do with it."

And Jamila Jameel kept it real with her response:

Well, we think Harry Styles looks bloody amazing. Keep scrolling to see another iconic Vogue cover issue...