Logan Paul Got Into A Debate About Harry Styles Wearing A Dress On The Cover Of Vogue And People Are Agreeing With Him

    "I never once thought I’d utter these words but... I agree with Logan Paul."

    In case you missed it, Harry Styles caused a stir last week when he became the first man to appear solo on the cover of American Vogue.

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    Long story short, several people were pressed because the cover — and the shoot inside the magazine — showed Harry styled in a dress.

    Right-wing pundits, led by author Candace Owens, seemed to think that Harry wearing a dress is a threat to the concept of masculinity and all of society in general.

    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. https://t.co/sY4IJF7VkK

    Which culminated in a huge online debate and many people — including Jameela Jamil — stepping in to defend Harry, his masculinity, and his right to wear whatever he wants, because honestly, it really isn't that deep.

    Harry Styles is plenty manly, because manly is whatever you want it to be, not what some insecure, toxic, woman-hating, homophobic dickheads decided it was hundreds of years ago. He’s 104% perfect. 🤘🏽

    harry styles is doing everything right. so funny to see these conservative people getting so heated because he’s pushing gender norms in the dopest way. MEN AND WOMEN CAN DRESS HOWEVER THEY WANT. it’s 2020. shut up, your small mindedness is showing.

    Conservatives want to believe Harry Styles in a dress is some complicated attack on “masculinity” rather than the much simpler truth that it’s just hot

    But it's safe to say people are surprised by their agreement with the latest person to speak out in defence of Harry: YouTuber Logan Paul.

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    A clip of Logan speaking about the situation on his podcast, Impaulsive, has been going viral on Twitter over the last few days, with one version of the video in particular racking up over 5 million views.

    I never once thought I’d utter these words but... I agree with Logan Paul.

    In the episode — just before the clip posted on Twitter — Logan brings up Harry's Vogue cover and praises it, which is immediately questioned by his cohost, Mike Majlak.

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    "Is that really what you think, or is that what you say out in public?" Mike asks. "You see Harry Styles wearing a dress, and your immediate thought is, 'Wow, this guy's a real gangster.'"

    "Yep. Yep. Because I'm all about challenging social norms," Logan responds.

    Their other cohost, George Janko, disagrees and says he's "all about the way it's been," to which Logan replies: "Why? Because the way it's been has not been great."

    What follows is the viral Twitter clip, in which Logan debates his cohosts' opinion that wearing a dress "isn't manly" and as a result is accused of being combative and becoming angry.

    wow logan paul actually said something right for once

    "What is 'manly' to you?" Logan asks. "What does it mean? Is 'manly' being comfortable in your own skin, and being comfortable with who you are, regardless of what people think about what you're wearing?"

    "I think it's great for people to try new things, and I think it's great for people not to judge other people," George says.

    "Just like you are now?" Logan responds.

    "You guys are making it something it's not," Logan continues. "You're the type of people who will look at it and be like, 'No, men gotta be men and they can't wear dresses!' Suck a dick, bro. I would do this in a heartbeat."

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    "I'm listening to you telling me you don't want to judge people, and then watching you judge people," he goes on. "So yeah, I'm listening — I'm not getting angry, but I'm calling you out for your flaw and your lack of logic."

    "I saw this cover, and I said, that's something I would do," Logan says later in the episode. "If someone was like, 'Yo, would you want to make a statement and wear a dress on the cover of Vogue as a man?' I'd say, 'Yeah, sure.'"

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    Logan goes on: "Then if Candace Owens said, 'bring back manly men because Logan did this,' I'd go, 'What about me is not manly to you, Candace?'"

    "So my question is: What about Harry is not manly that warrants her making that statement?" he adds.

    The video has been shared thousands of times on Twitter, with many people praising the way Logan handled the situation — particularly when his friends disagreed with him.

    I’ve made fun of Logan Paul so much in the past and now I really have to acknowledge how impressed I am. This is a masterclass in addressing toxic masculinity with your friends and calling them out in a calm, thoughtful way.

    i have many things to say about this video so 1 i NEVER though i would agree with logan paul 2 he says it isn’t manly bc “he didn’t grow up with it” uh things change grow up🙄 3 it makes me mad how they are playing the victim just bc he disagrees with them

    In fact, several people accused Logan's cohosts of gaslighting him by calling him "combative" and "angry".

    I did not think I would wake up to see Logan Paul being gaslit like this https://t.co/HTHzOQF7iu

    @dxnidarko It’s the one guy claiming Logan is “angry” while angrily arguing his “point” for me. Never liked Logan but damn the other guy was gaslighting the fuck out of Logan

    @dxnidarko The dude is gaslighting Logan for disagreeing with him because he knows he has no other argument except that he’s a bigot. Perhaps Logan Paul is learning after all. I still don’t like him, but i’m pleasantly surprised to see him take this stance.

    "Opinions aren't free from criticism," one person wrote. "Logan isn't attacking dude's freedom to have an opinion he was attacking the content of the opinion."

    @dxnidarko @aliamjadrizvi It’s this whole “that’s my opinion “and you can’t criticise my opinion” movement. Opinions aren’t free from criticism. Logan isn’t attacking dude’s freedom to have an opinion he was attacking the content of the opinion.

    But mostly, people just can't really believe that they agree with Logan Paul.

    never though i’d agree with logan paul but here we are

    You can watch the Impaulsive episode in full here.

    Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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