Tomi Lahren is not a fan of the latest trend in men’s fashion.
The host of “Final Thoughts” on Fox Nation took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the “assault on masculinity” using the growing trend of men wearing skirts as evidence.
“I just don’t get this ongoing and continual assault on masculinity by the Left,” wrote in an unprompted tweet. “You can be a proud part of the LGBT community and movement without attacking traditional men and marriage at every turn.”
I just don’t get this ongoing and continual assault on masculinity by the Left.
You can be a proud part of the LGBT community and movement without attacking traditional men and marriage at every turn.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 25, 2019
Lahren followed up by sharing an article featuring Billy Porter, the star of the FX show “Pose” who made headlines at the 91st Academy Awards for wearing an elaborate gown by Cristian Siriano.
The Fox reporter and staunch Republican linked Porter, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and his fashion choice into her narrative of masculinity being under attack.
Yes, men are now wearing dresses on the red carpet to stick it to masculinity. Welcome to Lala Liberal Award Show season 2019.
New Final Thoughts on FoxNation. https://t.co/opWIvfBP5U
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 26, 2019
Twitter users were quick to slam Lahren for failing to see the difference between “traditional men” and toxic masculinity; which relies on socially constructed notions that to be masculine is to be violent, aggressive, unemotional and superior to minorities.
Are you shitting me with this? It’s the right attacking their own young boys for not being masculine enough. Threatening to drown them. It’s the left that is okay with their son learning to wear make-up, not because they may or may not be gay one day, but because they light up.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) February 25, 2019
There is no "assault" on masculinity. The real assault happens every day, on thousands of LGBTQ+ people across the world. You're so quick to pretend like you're under attack, when our people are literally being MURDERED for being who they were born to be. Shut up, Tabby.
— Give Carly Rae Jepsen Pokémon Sword (@Neil_McNeil) February 26, 2019
Regarding Lahren’s comments about Porter’s gown and the praise it received online, one male user replied, “Or they’re wearing dresses cause…they like wearing dresses? Regardless of the reason, if masculinity itself wasn’t the fragile construct that it is, it wouldn’t be concerned or bothered by this.”
He continued, “If you’re a man and your sense of masculinity feels attacked by a man in a dress, then your masculinity is a problem, not the man in the dress. Plain and simple.”
If you're a man and your sense of masculinity feels attacked by a man in a dress, then your masculinity is the problem, not the man in the dress. Plain and simple.
— Nipun Ti (@NotNipseyHussle) February 26, 2019
We aren't assaulting masculinity. We're asking that men not be held to a single definition of masculinity, as we think men are humans with unique desires & dreams. And LGBT folks love marriage! It's the Right that has a hard time embracing marriage and seeing men as individuals.
— Rebecca R Kovar (@RRKovar) February 26, 2019
Others decided to spam Lahren’s tweet with photos of men wearing skirts throughout history, including King Henry VIII, as well as photos of men in kilts to show how the definition of what’s considered “masculine” has little to do with clothing.
One man wore a sickening gown on the red carpet and that man is more of a man than you’d ever get. If you think that’s what he was doing, then you should come up from under that rock. He’s living his best life, try it sometime. And he’s name is @theebillyporter
— Chris Bratton (@nole4lyfe26) February 26, 2019
That wasn’t just a dress, it was a gown… and he wasn’t just wearing it, he was working it. Apparently some people can’t handle all that fabulousness… 😞
— Max Christopher (@songbearNYC) February 26, 2019