Guys, Tomi Lahren is really, really pressed about Billy Porter’s tuxedo gown. Tomi Lahren is big mad. Tomi Lahren is mad like how you feel watching someone eat a Kit Kat wrong. She’s like deeply personally offended. We’re not entirely sure why, though… and neither is Twitter.
(Wait? Who’s Billy Porter? Oh my. You have some homework to do. Check out the soundtrack from the fab musical Kinky Boots, in which Porter starred on Broadway, or any of the amazing albums he’s recorded, like Billy’s Back on Broadway or Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers. Just bask in that voice!)
But I digress.
The story starts with Billy Porter making an appearance at the Oscar’s in a now-pretty-much-legendary tuxedo gown. It pretty much broke the internet — some people hated it for the cut, or thought it was impractical. (Guilty. But Billy is a practical man and the poofier part of his gown detached.) Some people loved it. Glenn Close basked in its majesty.
SHE LEGITIMATELY BASKED.
Glenn Close went on a journey. pic.twitter.com/tzaEKu6xLD
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) February 25, 2019
Here’s Billy Porter’s full look if you somehow missed it … or just want to see it again.
When you come to the Oscars, you must dress up. Thanks @CSiriano for creating this custom couture masterpiece. @OscarHeymanBros you have outdone yourselves with your iconic jewels. Style by @sammyratelle Grooming by Anna Bernabe. @TheAcademy #AcademyAwards2019 #oscars #oscars2019 pic.twitter.com/IpTG2OK20x
— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) February 24, 2019
Tomi Lahren, for some reason, took this look as an attack. According to her, Billy wore his gown to “stick it to masculinity.” Billy gave a different explanation when asked. According to him, he wore it to be “a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations.”
His gown and his words upset her so much that she decided to do a whole segment about it. Tomi shared the segment and some further thoughts with Twitter:
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
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
Guys… it didn’t go well.
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
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
If she doesn't look for stuff to be outraged about she doesn't have of a career.
— Nathan Kanelis (@NathanKanelis) February 26, 2019
???? Men’s vs Women’s Clothing
circa 30 CE (AD) ????
— maxiesmama (@maxiesmama) February 26, 2019
So you are saying that there is something wrong with a man wearing a dress? Does this directly affect your life? Does this keep you from being happy or paying your bills? If the answer is no then shut up. People can live their lives being happy with what they want to do.
— Mrs. Burke (@GmenGirl31) February 26, 2019
I'm pretty sure he wore the dress because it was amazing and he looked ???? in it. But yeah, own those libs.
— Finest Nerd Czarina (@apostrophe_t) February 26, 2019
Twitter gave Tomi a pretty solid across-the-board NO. So we know what they think, but we want your thoughts. Do men in gowns threaten masculinity?