8 Male Celebrities That Defied Stereotypes and Received Mixed Responses on Social Media

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Male celebrities today are more willing to challenge traditional gender norms in fashion and embrace their individuality through appearance. Whether wearing a dress, a kilt or even nail polish, these celebrities show that masculinity can take many forms and that fashion should be fun and a form of self-expression.

1. Sam Smith

Sam Smith, a singer-songwriter, announced that they have decided to change their pronouns to “they/them.” Smith expressed excitement about embracing their true identity but acknowledged nervousness about revealing the change due to societal pressure.

2. Jared Leto

Jared Leto is known for his eclectic sense of style and his willingness to experiment with his fashion and beauty choices. One notable example is when he wore nail polish in various colors and shades, which was seen as a departure from traditional male grooming and appearance expectations.

3. Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is known for pushing boundaries in fashion and challenging gender norms. He frequently uses male models to showcase women’s clothing and is known for his boundary-pushing fashion shows and collections. Additionally, he has been seen wearing women’s clothing, demonstrating his commitment to breaking down gender barriers in fashion.

4. Billy Porter


Billy Porter is a true fashion icon and a trailblazer in the industry, using his platform to challenge traditional gender norms and inspire others to be true to themselves.

5. Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen is known for his versatility as an actor, taking on diverse roles in film, stage, and television. His willingness to play a pantomime dame in the Christmas play showcases his commitment to his craft and sense of humor. He is well-loved by audiences for his captivating performances and his contributions to the LGBTQ community.

6. Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness is known for his flamboyant and playful fashion sense, often incorporating feminine elements into his red carpet looks. As part of the cast of Queer Eye, he uses his expertise in grooming and style to help people find their confidence and embrace their individuality.

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7. Harry Styles

Harry Styles has been known for his bold and unconventional fashion choices, which often challenge traditional gender norms. He frequently wears women’s clothing and has been praised for his confidence and inspiring others to embrace their individuality through their fashion choices. In interviews, Styles has stated that he views clothing as a means of self-expression and a way to have fun and experiment.

8. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel’s kilt outfit sparked discussions and debates about gender norms in fashion and challenged the traditional notion of what men should wear. The leather kilt has since become one of his signature looks, and he continues to push boundaries in his personal style.

What do you think of men who decide to wear dresses, do their nails, and break gender-based stereotypes? Do you like it? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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