Harry Styles Fans Troll This Conservative Pundit
by Hedy Phillips
20 April 2022
OG Harry Styles fans know that the British singer did a stint in the military. In case you missed it, he was part of the armed forces in Dunkirk, France, during WWII. OK, so Styles only played a soldier in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, but the photographic evidence in the form of stills from the film were enough to troll a conservative who seems to think Styles would benefit from time in the military.
Following Styles’ epic performance at Coachella last weekend — complete with a custom rainbow Gucci jumpsuit — “Anti-Fake News Conservative Phenomenon” Greg Kelly tweeted a picture of him, writing, “I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps.” What this has to do with his performance, his success, or his bearing on Kelly’s life is beyond any fans’ comprehension, however, Kelly seemed to take issue with what Styles wore and how he performed.
I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps.pic.twitter.com/hMiA3H5Fk1— Greg Kelly (@Greg Kelly) 1650245867
But the beautiful result of this is the way Harries — or Hairballs, if you will — took the opportunity to troll Kelly right back by claiming that the “As It Was” singer did, in fact, serve in the military. Well... in a way.
he\u2019s literally a decorated veteran but ok https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1515867152091426817\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/mUfonisXZX— auna \ud83c\udf53\ud83c\udf53\ud83c\udf53 (@auna \ud83c\udf53\ud83c\udf53\ud83c\udf53) 1650406407
He literally fought in the Dunkirk Evacuation show some fucking respect Gregory https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1515867152091426817\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/ehlLjU9iRE— The Girl Who Didn\u2019t Go Go Paris (@The Girl Who Didn\u2019t Go Go Paris) 1650392049
he\u2019s literally a veteran and a war hero babes\u2026 bet you feel foolish now innit https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1515867152091426817\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/tdbQPvmaSL— king of nightmares and agony (@king of nightmares and agony) 1650376824
he\u2019s literally already served what are you talking about https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1515867152091426817\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/gizsNTRG5o— autney \ud83e\udee7 (@autney \ud83e\udee7) 1650337704
how dare you say this about a WWII veteran https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa/status/1515867152091426817\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/yoSHLgA9fL— jodie (@jodie) 1650334831
I think my fellow Harries did quite a lovely job at defending our fave, but it seems like the jokes all went over Kelly’s head. He responded to the barrage of tweets by pointing out that Dunkirk is a role and not real life. Sick burn...
ASTOUNDING-Many think since HARRY STYLES was in "Dunkirk" he was in the Military. He's in a COSTUME, Not a Uniform. "Entertainers" were once there for our occasional Amusement, now FANATICS have made them a New Religion. ("Dunkirk" STUNK btw. Couldn't decide what it wanted to be)https://twitter.com/kylietcheung/status/1516194179314946053\u00a0\u2026— Greg Kelly (@Greg Kelly) 1650373338
Styles has been attacked by conservative pundits in the past, including when Candace Owens came after him in 2020 for posing on the cover of Vogue in a dress. At the time, she ranted about the feminization of men, claiming that the world won’t go 'round without strong dudes. She concluded by issuing a plea to “bring back manly men.”
Not only did this not go over well with Harries all over the world, but several other celebrities chimed in to defend the star. Elijah Wood was one such celebrity who defended Styles, tweeting that Owens clearly has no idea what actually makes a man manly. Styles’ friend, actor Zach Braff, lamented that life is short, telling people to “Be whatever the fuck you want to be.”
And while Styles sometimes takes the high road when shots are fired his way, he casually dropped a photo on Instagram soon after all this went down with the caption, “Bring back manly men.” To top it off, he’s eating a banana in the photo and wearing a gender-bending suit with pleats and darts.
Photo via Getty/ Kevin Mazur/ ABA