Harry Styles and Adam Levine recently did it—and now Kid Cudi.
Cross-dressing seems to be a big thing these days in the world of entertainment, and I wonder why.
Actually, I highly welcome this new trend that is allowing men to wear whatever they feel like wearing. This can lead to nominations for the “Dad of the Year” award, but it can also upset conservative women like Candace Owens.
Most importantly, this is not a new thing. Kurt Cobain was already wearing floral dresses before most of us even used the term cross-dressing.
Kid Cudi showing up in a similar dress at “Saturday Night Live,” just a few days after Cobain’s date of death (April 5th), is not a coincidence—it is a tribute.
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) April 11, 2021
Cobain was one of the first men in entertainment who demanded the freedom to “wear whatever the f*ck he wants to wear.”
We all know how his life ended. Cobain’s suicide was a wake-up call society seemed to have missed almost 20 years ago. Men, especially the artsy ones, struggling with toxic masculinity is not a new phenomenon, but it is a new conversation to many of us.
When I was playing in a punk rock band about 20 years ago, we also loved to cross-dress as a way to express ourselves. The feedback was not always the best—some men even felt the urge to threaten us with violence.
In many ways, artists like Cobain started a revolution on how male artists present themselves in public.
Kid Cudi wore a dress while performing on SNL tonight, honoring Kurt Cobain. pic.twitter.com/uVfNnvErC2
— Pop Base (@PopBase) April 11, 2021
Today we have celebrities like Russell Brand celebrating their so-called feminine side, mainstream musicians like Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine empowering their daughters, and now…a Black singer wearing a floral dress on “Saturday Night Live.”
We have a long way ahead of us, but we are heading in the right direction.