Harry Styles‘ fans are trolling conservative pundit Greg Kelly over his femme-phobic remark about the British singer — and the Twitter replies are hilarious.
Kelly posted an image of Styles wearing a rainbow-sequined pantsuit during his Coachella 2022 performance and wrote, “I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps.” Kelly, a former Marine, probably assumes that military service would make Styles less flamboyant — nevermind that we know plenty of queer veterans who are femme AF and slay on the regular… but we digress.
I think Harry Styles would benefit from 3 years in the Marine Corps. pic.twitter.com/hMiA3H5Fk1
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) April 18, 2022
Kelly may not have known that Styles was actually in the military… well, that is, he played a soldier in the 2017 film Dunkirk, a movie about the 1940 evacuation of European troops from a French beach under German attack during World War II.
Styles’ fans began using screenshots from the film to mock Kelly, telling the pundit that he was wrong for “disrespecting the military.”
Show some respect Harry is a decorated war hero from the battle of Dunkirk here’s two photographs documenting his time in service pic.twitter.com/oxHsMgR1Ov
— Stacy (@Dixiechick3796) April 18, 2022
He literally fought so hard in the war where are you living? He’s a young war veteran pic.twitter.com/bdQnNlo2mL
— Carrotsfor_Leah (@Carrotsfor_Leah) April 18, 2022
Greg…you seriously aren’t familiar with Mr. Styles’s deployment to Northern France? pic.twitter.com/x3JopYSQME
— Kameron Rogers (@808s_and_Tweets) April 18, 2022
— The Girl Who Didn’t Go Go Paris (@rafalafaaa) April 19, 2022
Wtf are you talking about Greg? He is literally a war hero. He got thanked for his service too. Smh show some respect? pic.twitter.com/xxn49zIcWm
— Rachel (@megsvol6) April 18, 2022
wow. disrespecting our troops like that??? pic.twitter.com/P4Rye7Vgwe
— lily (@lilytpwk17) April 18, 2022
Missing the joke, Kelly commented, “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.”
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://t.co/bNLNYCECGp
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) April 19, 2022
But Kelly’s oh-so-smart reply didn’t really matter, since Styles’ Twitter army moved on to clowning him in other hilarious ways.
I think Greg Kelly would benefit from 1 night in a sequined dress https://t.co/gPhsZnpFKd
— Marshall Scott (@Marshall__Scott) April 18, 2022
why you got his pictures in your phone Greg??? got anything you wanna share with the class? pic.twitter.com/J9Cqj9uw6q
— ☆ is in LATE NIGHT TALKING era (@HereforHS1) April 18, 2022
— katja. (@catherinewowow) April 18, 2022
are you jealous? pic.twitter.com/CKrliplvtH
— V ♡’s N is seeing H and meeting Nina in 84 days (@hunvikt) April 18, 2022
okay greg pic.twitter.com/C9MhrwBTZk
— simple pain compliance (@lavoyfinnacum) April 18, 2022
Others provided more images of Styles wearing dresses for Kelly to save in his phone.
You can add this photo to your album too ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wKRq5gj4Gq
— jokes (@itisbreakfast1) April 18, 2022
I don’t know what you’re talking about… pic.twitter.com/WaO08SM8DE
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) April 18, 2022
A bunch of commenters also posted videos of military men doing intensely homoerotic things in the barracks.
Styles doesn’t identify as queer, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Kelly disapproved of his flamboyant outfit. Kelly, a host on the far-right Newsmax TV network, generally opposes any media that acknowledges the existence of queer people, including Oreo’s gay-inclusive ad and the lesbian cop in Pixar’s Onward.