Olivia Wilde has rushed to the defence of Harry Styles after conservative commentator Candace Owens took issue with him wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Owens tweeted that the One Direction star's history-making appearance as the first solo man on the cover of the fashion magazine was "an outright attack," insisting that society should "bring back manly men" in order to prosper.
Styles donned a variety of different outfits for the shoot, including a lace-trimmed Gucci gown.
"There is no society that can survive without strong men," Owens wrote of the fashion shoot on Twitter.
"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 concluded.
In response, Wilde - who is currently directing Styles in the upcoming film Don't Worry, Darling - simply wrote: "You're pathetic."
Many others echoed Wilde's sentiments, saying they didn't buy the old fashioned ideas about what made someone masculine.
"Harry Styles is manly in ways that matter. He's manly in the way he respects women. He's manly in the way he is kind. He's manly in that he doesn't have to belittle others to lift himself up. We need more men like him in our world," one Twitter user wrote.
"Hey you know Jesus wore dresses, right?" asked another.
Styles is not the first musician to cop criticism from Owens. She recently entered into a stouche with rapper Cardi B, accusing her hit song 'WAP' of "contributing to the disintegration of black culture and values".