Last month, Owens publicly shamed the “Golden” singer for wearing a dress on the latest issue of Vogue as the magazine’s first solo male cover star. In short, Owens blasted the 26-year-old for what she suggested was a feminine outfit, before making the call to “bring back manly men.” (He's since clapped back.)
Hundreds of thousands of fans rallied behind Styles and criticized the 31-year-old for her comments about Styles and masculinity. Among them happened to be Cyrus, who took to social media in a since-deleted Instagram Story to defend the One Direction alum — unwittingly causing more harm than good.
“He wears this dress better than any of u nappy ass heauxz,” the “July” singer wrote, as seen in screenshots circulating across social media.
Cyrus apparently had no idea the term “nappy” is racially-charged and considered a racist slur directed at Black people. Knowing this, the star took the post down and quickly apologized.
“I am mortified that i used a term without knowing the context and history, but i know now and i am horrified and truly sorry. i will never use it again,” the 20-year-old wrote. “Thank you for educating me. I in no way meant to offend anyone. I am so so sorry.”
Even so, social media wasted no time to criticize the star for using the word in the first place.
One user tweeted, “Noah cyrus said she thought nappy meant tired you [white] ppl need to stop using words you hear black ppl say....... y’all don’t even be knowing the meaning y’all be saying it just to look cool it’s aggy.”
The comment also made its way to Owens, who also had something to say about it. “Any one of woke liberals care to explain to me how @noahcyrus calling me a “nappy a— hoe” is not racist? I’m all ears,” she tweeted. “You guys love cancel culture. @MileyCyrus come get your sister!”
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