Harry Style's Unique Persona: Defying Hegemonic Masculinity
Mandar Bichu, Apoorvaa
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Opening ParagraphIn 2010, Harry Edward Styles was a round faced, curly haired, bright eyed aspiring young singer, hoping to win The X-Factor, with his bandmembers. Ten years later, the band is on hiatus, and Styles is the breakout star, having released two record breaking albums and starred in an Oscar-nominated movie. While his accomplishments have evolved, so has his image. From a clean-cut popstar, he is now a fashionable rock icon, having hosted the Met Gala, and performed with the likes of Shania Twain. The image Styles has created has led him to be perceived as a pioneer in his field as he challenges the socially normative standard of masculinity through his genderfluid clothing, music about embracing his sexuality, and quotes about self-acceptance.