The pop star made history by becoming the first man to appear solo on the magazine’s cover. His decision to do so while dressed in a dress has sparked much debate on social media about changing perceptions of masculinity.
While many liberals celebrated the December 2020 cover, some conservatives criticized it. In a viral tweet, conservative commentator Candace Owens decried it as an example of the “steady feminization of our men” and said “bring back manly men.”
But Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th Congressional District, had a distinct take. When an Instagram follower asked for her opinion on Saturday, she hailed the cover.
“It looks wonderful,” the Democratic lawmaker wrote on Instagram Tales. “The masculine and feminine aspects are balanced gorgeously.”
“Some people are mad at it bc some folks are very sensitive to examining and exploring gender roles in society,” she said. “Probably for some people it provokes some anger ……
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