Logan Paul comes to Harry Styles defense over wearing dress: I would do this in a heartbeat – Daily Mail

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Logan Paul is no stranger to controversy, unwittingly finding himself on the wrong side of a few issues over the years.

But the YouTube personality recently served as a voice of reason in a viral discussion over masculinity.

He came to Harry Styles‘ defense on his podcast Impaulsive, after the One Direction alum cut a chic look in a Gucci dress on a historic cover of Vogue, which has sparked some heated online discourse.

In his defense: Logan Paul came to Harry Styles' defense on his podcast Impaulsive, after the One Direction alum cut a chic look in a Gucci dress on a historic cover of Vogue, which has sparked some heated online discourse (pictured in December, 2019)

In his defense: Logan Paul came to Harry Styles' defense on his podcast Impaulsive, after the One Direction alum cut a chic look in a Gucci dress on a historic cover of Vogue, which has sparked some heated online discourse (pictured in December, 2019)

In his defense: Logan Paul came to Harry Styles’ defense on his podcast Impaulsive, after the One Direction alum cut a chic look in a Gucci dress on a historic cover of Vogue, which has sparked some heated online discourse (pictured in December, 2019)

What a G: The 25-year-old said: 'Check it out, he got on the cover of Vogue. And he was wearing a dress... To me, I see this, and I'm like, "What a f***ing G!" Like, he don't give a f***... Cause I'm all about challenging social norms'

What a G: The 25-year-old said: 'Check it out, he got on the cover of Vogue. And he was wearing a dress... To me, I see this, and I'm like, "What a f***ing G!" Like, he don't give a f***... Cause I'm all about challenging social norms'

What a G: The 25-year-old said: ‘Check it out, he got on the cover of Vogue. And he was wearing a dress… To me, I see this, and I’m like, “What a f***ing G!” Like, he don’t give a f***… Cause I’m all about challenging social norms’

The 25-year-old said: ‘Check it out, he got on the cover of Vogue. And he was wearing a dress… To me, I see this, and I’m like, “What a f***ing G!” Like, he don’t give a f***… Cause I’m all about challenging social norms.’

It came after unabashedly conservative firebrand Candace Owens offered a predictably small-minded view of the chic gender-fluid display.

She wrote on Twitter: ‘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.’

Impaulsive co-host George Janko appeared to fall in line with Owens, telling Paul: ‘It ain’t manly bro.’ 

Gender norms: He told co-host George Janko: 'You're the type of people that will look at it and say "No, men gotta be a men, and they can't wear dresses!' Suck a d*** bro, I would do this in a heartbeat!' (pictured in November, 2019)

Gender norms: He told co-host George Janko: 'You're the type of people that will look at it and say "No, men gotta be a men, and they can't wear dresses!' Suck a d*** bro, I would do this in a heartbeat!' (pictured in November, 2019)

Gender norms: He told co-host George Janko: ‘You’re the type of people that will look at it and say “No, men gotta be a men, and they can’t wear dresses!’ Suck a d*** bro, I would do this in a heartbeat!’ (pictured in November, 2019)

Predictable view: It came after unabashedly conservative firebrand Candace Owens offered a predictably small-minded view of the chic gender-fluid display (pictured in September, 2019)

Predictable view: It came after unabashedly conservative firebrand Candace Owens offered a predictably small-minded view of the chic gender-fluid display (pictured in September, 2019)

Predictable view: It came after unabashedly conservative firebrand Candace Owens offered a predictably small-minded view of the chic gender-fluid display (pictured in September, 2019)

Paul posed the question: ‘What is manly to you? What does it mean? Is manly like being comfortable in your own skin and being comfortable with who you are? Regardless of what people think about what you’re wearing?’ 

He added: ‘You’re the type of people that will look at it and say “No, men gotta be a men, and they can’t wear dresses!’ Suck a d*** bro, I would do this in a heartbeat!’

Janko then accused Paul of getting ‘angry’ at his opinion, to which he responded: ‘I’m listening to you telling me you “don’t wanna judge people” and then watching you judge people. So, yeah. I’m listening. I’m not getting angry. I’m just calling you out for your flaw.’

When co-host Mike Maljak offered a hypothetical, asking Paul if he would wear a dress in the boxing ring, he responded: ‘Because you said that, maybe.’

Styles made history with the December issue of Vogue, becoming the first man to receive a solo cover in the fashion glossy’s 128-year history.

He said in the interview: ‘The people that I looked up to in music—Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and Freddie Mercury and Elton John—they’re such showmen. As a kid it was completely mind-blowing. 

Cover boy: Styles made history with the December issue of Vogue, becoming the first man to receive a solo cover in the fashion glossy's 128-year history (pictured in May, 2019)

Cover boy: Styles made history with the December issue of Vogue, becoming the first man to receive a solo cover in the fashion glossy's 128-year history (pictured in May, 2019)

Cover boy: Styles made history with the December issue of Vogue, becoming the first man to receive a solo cover in the fashion glossy’s 128-year history (pictured in May, 2019)

Music icons: He said in the interview: 'The people that I looked up to in music—Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and Freddie Mercury and Elton John—they're such showmen. As a kid it was completely mind-blowing' (pictured in October, 2018)

Music icons: He said in the interview: 'The people that I looked up to in music—Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and Freddie Mercury and Elton John—they're such showmen. As a kid it was completely mind-blowing' (pictured in October, 2018)

Music icons: He said in the interview: ‘The people that I looked up to in music—Prince and David Bowie and Elvis and Freddie Mercury and Elton John—they’re such showmen. As a kid it was completely mind-blowing’ (pictured in October, 2018)

No limits: The Watermelon Sugar artist added: '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' (pictured in May, 2019)

No limits: The Watermelon Sugar artist added: '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' (pictured in May, 2019)

No limits: The Watermelon Sugar artist added: ‘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’ (pictured in May, 2019)

Sexual ambiguity: Although he hasn't felt the need to label his sexuality or gender identity, the Dunkirk actor told The Guardian last December: 'Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No'

Sexual ambiguity: Although he hasn't felt the need to label his sexuality or gender identity, the Dunkirk actor told The Guardian last December: 'Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No'

Sexual ambiguity: Although he hasn’t felt the need to label his sexuality or gender identity, the Dunkirk actor told The Guardian last December: ‘Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No’ 

‘Now I’ll put on something that feels really flamboyant, and I don’t feel crazy wearing it. I think if you get something that you feel amazing in, it’s like a superhero outfit. 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.’ 

The Watermelon Sugar artist added: ‘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. I’ll go in 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.’

Styles has long been known for his adventurous taste in fashion, as well as his casual flouting of gender norms.

Although he hasn’t felt the need to label his sexuality or gender identity, the Dunkirk actor told The Guardian last December: ‘Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No.

‘In terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool. And more than that, I dunno, I just think sexuality’s something that’s fun. Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it any more thought than that.’

Knockout look: When co-host Mike Maljak offered a hypothetical, asking Paul if he would wear a dress in the boxing ring, he responded: 'Because you said that, maybe' (pictured in November, 2019)

Knockout look: When co-host Mike Maljak offered a hypothetical, asking Paul if he would wear a dress in the boxing ring, he responded: 'Because you said that, maybe' (pictured in November, 2019)

Knockout look: When co-host Mike Maljak offered a hypothetical, asking Paul if he would wear a dress in the boxing ring, he responded: ‘Because you said that, maybe’ (pictured in November, 2019)

 

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