Ulrika Jonsson attacked Harry Styles in her latest column, questioning the singer’s fashion choices and undoubtedly angering his fans.
The presenter also asked ‘where have all the men gone’ when discussing Harry’s bevy of fearless red carpet ensembles in her column for The Sun newspaper.
Ulrika began her column with the opening: “Another day, another male sleb in a blouse, holding a handbag or wearing heels. (sic)
Controversial: Ulrika Jonsson brushed off Harry Styles in her latest column, questioning the singer’s fashion choices
She went on to say she was “a little puzzled and irritated” by the flamboyance of male stars such as Harry Styles, Timothee Chalamet and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
She said of Harry: “He is a young man who is more than a little comfortable showing up on the red carpet in dresses, cardigans, sequins and beads. He has a penchant for for scarves.
“And when he first appeared publicly like that, it was totally unexpected. But first I thought, ‘Well done, boy.’
Style icon: The presenter also asked ‘where have all the men gone’ when discussing Harry’s bevy of fearless red carpet ensembles in her column for The Sun newspaper (Harry Styles pictured at the 2019 Met Gala )
Puzzled: She went on to say she was “a little puzzled and irritated” by the flamboyance of male stars such as Harry Styles, Timothee Chalamet and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Timothee Chalamet pictured at the 94th Oscars in March)
“He was always a macho, naughty boy, draped in tattoos, and suddenly he finds himself in heels. I don’t quite get the point,” she said.
Continuing with a look at the former One Direction star’s masculinity, Ulrika wrote, “My question now is, where have all the men gone?”
Harry is known for his edgy sense of style, often opting for ruffles, sequins and colorful ensembles during photo shoots and red carpet appearances.
Bold: Harry is known for his daring sense of style, often opting for ruffles, sequins and colorful ensembles during photoshoots and red carpet appearances (shown in his most recent music video)
Not a fan: Ulrika also displayed her distaste for the fashion choices of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who often wears handbags with her ensembles
But it wasn’t just Harry who took the ire, as Ulrika also showed her distaste for Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s GQ cover, which showed him wearing a double-denim ensemble as he clung to a bag handbag Chanel.
Making her feelings known, Ulrika confirmed, “Let’s be clear. That doesn’t put me off at all. It just gives a strong message of ambiguity towards their sexual identity, suggests that they are strictly neither feminine nor masculine.
She later added, “But it feels like a watered down version of drag, like a little toy just put together to create attention, debate and contemplation.” Not to mention the confusion. And to that end, I can’t escape the feeling that it’s really just a trend.
Her take: Ulrika described male celebrity fashion choices as “a watered down version of drag, like a little toy just put together to spark attention, debate and contemplation” (Timothee Chalamet with her mother)
In a 2019 interview with Dazed, Harry opened up about how experimenting with fashion made him feel more confident, especially when performing.
‘I love clothes. It helps a lot. Just getting on stage in a crazy costume with a bunch of sequins makes you feel good, and then you want to perform,’ he said.
“I used to wear black all the time,” he said. “But I realized [dressing up] was part of the show, if you will. Especially when running.
‘So I think [for] people I’ve always looked up to and looked up to in music, clothes have always been a big part of the thing. Like Bowie, Elvis Presley. It’s always been part of the thing.
Signature: Ulrika ended her column with the statement: ‘I can’t escape the feeling that this is really just a trend’
In his 2020 Vogue cover interview, which saw him model a custom Gucci dress, Harry credited his style transformation to stylist Harry Lambert, whom he met seven years ago.
“He’s just having fun with the clothes, and that’s kind of what I care about,” he said of his style guru. “He doesn’t take it too seriously, which means I don’t take it too seriously.”
The star added her fondness for women’s fashion. “What’s really exciting is that all of these lines are falling apart. When you remove, “There are men’s clothes and there are women’s clothes”, once you remove all the barriers, you obviously open the arena for you to play in”.
“I sometimes go to the stores, and find myself looking at women’s clothing thinking they’re amazing,” he added. “It’s like anything – any time you put up barriers in your own life, you just limit yourself. There is so much joy in having to play with clothes.