Olivia Wilde threw her support behind her pal Harry Styles to clap back at a troll who criticised him for wearing a dress on the cover of US Vogue.
Harry, 26, smashed boundaries and made history as the first solo male to grace the American edition of the fashion bible. The Watermelon Sugar singer wore a Gucci gown on the cover and other dresses and skirts, including kilts, throughout the inside spread.
While the pop star was mostly applauded for the gender-breaking move, there were of course some who had negative things to say about it.
Candace Owens, who is known for her controversial right-wing political takes, tweeted: ‘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.’
Olivia, who is set to star alongside Harry in the upcoming movie Don’t Worry Darling, simply hit back: ‘You’re pathetic.’
It appears Harry and Olivia have formed a close friendship in recent months while working on the movie which she is also directing.
In his Vogue feature, the 36-year-old actress fangirled over Harry’s casting and praised his ‘confidence’ in shattering the idea of gender norms.
She explained: ‘To me, he’s very modern and I hope that this brand of confidence as a male that Harry has—truly devoid of any traces of toxic masculinity—is indicative of his generation and therefore the future of the world.
‘I think he is in many ways championing that, spearheading that. It’s pretty powerful and kind of extraordinary to see someone in his position redefining what it can mean to be a man with confidence.’
Olivia continued: ‘She [costume designer Arianne Phillips] and I did a little victory dance when we heard that we officially had Harry in the film, because we knew that he has a real appreciation for fashion and style.
‘And this movie is incredibly stylistic. It’s very heightened and opulent, and I’m really grateful that he is so enthusiastic about that element of the process—some actors just don’t care.’
Read Harry’s full interview in the December issue of US Vogue.
Credit: Original article published here.