Apparently, dating Harry Styles is a source of controversy. At least, that was true of director Olivia Wilde, who began dating the musician after they met on the set of her film “Don’t Worry Darling” in September 2020, according to Us Weekly. It became very clear they were together when Wilde and Styles held hands at a wedding in January 2021, and the rest seemed like a love story, at least from their perspective. To Styles’ massive fan base, however, this was a sham.
Author Sacha Judd convincingly portrayed this hatred in an article for Letterboxd, pointing out that the history of Styles’ romantic relationships was riddled with fan hatred for the woman he is dating. Judd pointed out the contradictions behind this venom based on Styles’ fan demographics. “Maintaining her ongoing hate campaign against Wilde puts Stans in some awkward situations given the demographics of Styles’ fandom (female, progressive, queer),” Judd wrote. While the attitudes seem to be contradictory, online censorship towards Wilde doesn’t stop there.
Even Styles himself pointed this out in an August 2022 interview with Rolling Stone. and it’s going to be really crazy, and they’re going to be really mean, and it’s not real … But anyway, what do you want to eat?'” Styles said. As it turns out, though, it’s not just fans of Styles who have a problem with Wilde.
Jordan Peterson cried after Olivia Wilde’s comments
Olivia Wilde rocked the boat when she explained Chris Pine’s character in Don’t Worry Darling. Speaking to Maggie Gyllenhaal for Interview magazine in September 2022, she explained that Frank, the leader of the traditional community, was based on Canadian philosopher Jordan Peterson. “We based this character on this crazy man, Jordan Peterson, who’s this pseudo-intellectual hero of the incel community,” Wilde said, explaining that incels are usually white men “who believe they’re entitled to have sex with.” Women have.” Wilde said that this group feels disenfranchised by feminism. “This Jordan Peterson guy is someone who legitimizes certain aspects of their movement because he’s a former professor … so they feel like that’s a real philosophy that should be taken seriously.”
Peterson responded to Wilde’s comments as he sat down to “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” where he was asked if he was a hero of this male community. “Sure, why not,” Peterson replied. Peterson started crying during the interview and said, “God, you know. It’s very difficult to understand how demoralized people are, and certainly a lot of young men fall into that category.” Peterson said women demand more from their men should and that being “choosy” isn’t a bad thing, but he said he wanted to bring comfort to a lonely community. Peterson also joked that he watched the Don’t Worry Darling preview. “I thought, ‘I’d probably see that movie,'” he said. “And maybe I will. [Her comments] didn’t really bother me.”
Megyn Kelly Says She “Fucks” Olivia Wilde
Media personality Megyn Kelly was responding to Olivia Wilde’s comments about Jordan Peterson and Wilde’s directorial decision to base her antagonist in Don’t Worry Darling on Peterson. On The Megyn Kelly Show in September 2022, Kelly addressed Wilde’s claims from Interview magazine that Peterson was a “crazy” man who led incels. For reference, Merriam-Webster defines the term “incel” as “a person (usually a male) who considers himself or herself to be involuntarily celibate”.
Kelly began looking into suicide rates, which in 2019 showed that 80% of suicide deaths were caused by men. She spoke on the issue of male silence regarding mental health issues due to social stigma and conditioning. “If they try to talk about it [mental health problems] and like Jordan Peterson … or anyone else who speaks out on these issues, they’re being attacked,” Wilde said. “You’re portrayed as some kind of demon in an Olivia Wilde movie.” Kelly didn’t hold back. “So fuck them,” she said of Wilde.
Kelly argued that the #MeToo movement was formed to stop men from imposing sexual favors as a necessity for advancement in the workplace. She claimed that Wilde was taking the momentum too far, making all men enemies. “[The #MeToo movement] was never meant to capitalize on bastard men,” Kelly added. “That’s what people like her do.” Obviously, Kelly didn’t agree with Wilde’s approach on “Don’t Worry Darling.”
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Jason Sudeikis was left heartbroken
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split in November 2020 after meeting at a Saturday Night Live party in 2011, according to People. They have been engaged for seven years and share two children, Otis and Daisy. In January 2021, after Wilde and Harry Styles were spotted holding hands, a source told People that Sudeikis was “absolutely heartbroken about the breakup.”
As time went on, Sudeikis shared more, admitting to GQ in July 2021 that he didn’t fully understand the relationship’s demise, specifically the narrative of Wilde and Styles’ relationship intersecting with hers. “I’ll have a better understanding of it in a year,” Sudeikis said, “and an even better one in two and an even better one in five.” But he said he was trying to learn something from it. “You take some responsibility for it, you hold yourself accountable for what you do, but then you also make an effort to learn something from it beyond the obvious.”
Wilde has vehemently denied rumors that she was still dating Sudeikis when she started dating Styles. “Our relationship was over long before I met Harry,” she told Vanity Fair in September 2022, noting that co-parenting is her primary focus. She also addressed the super awkward moment at CinemaCon in April 2022 where she was handed papers on stage. “So many people were shocked on my behalf,” Wilde said. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t that shocked. There’s a reason I didn’t stay in this relationship.” Damn!
Why is Florence Pugh so quiet on social media?
There was a lot of drama surrounding Florence Pugh’s relationship with Olivia Wilde after they worked together on Don’t Worry Darling. Insiders told Vulture that Wilde and Pugh had a blast on set because Wilde was allegedly distracted by her new relationship with Harry Styles, the male lead in the film. Conversely, 40 members of the production and crew issued a statement to People saying there was no hostility during filming.
Part of the fodder for the Wilde and Pugh drama is that the latter has been reluctant to post much about “Don’t Worry Darling” on social media. Granted, she posted an effusive tribute on Instagram on Sept. 7, 2022, but didn’t speak directly to Wilde as the director and actor in the film. “Why are you ghosting Olivia? We need to know! We deserve to know,” one fan asked. “She almost thanked whoever brought us here, it certainly wasn’t our director,” added another.
While Pugh has been fairly silent on the subject, Wilde has addressed some of the drama. “Florence is one of the most in-demand actresses in the universe,” Wilde told Vanity Fair. “She’s on the set of ‘Dune.’ I suppose some people expect her to be more involved on social media. I didn’t hire them to post. I hired her to act. She fulfilled every single expectation I had of her. That’s all that matters to me. So, as far as Wilde is concerned, things are going perfectly between the two women.
Shia LaBeouf says he wasn’t fired
Olivia Wilde and Shia LaBeouf faced an intense showdown over “Don’t Worry Darling.” LaBeouf was originally cast as the male lead Jack, later played by Harry Styles. LaBeouf sent Variety a text exchange between him and Wilde after he expressed a desire to end the film due to lack of rehearsal time. On August 17, LaBeouf left the film. Two days later, Wilde sent him a video urging him to reconsider. “You know, I think this might be a little wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re willing to try me, us,” Wilde said.
However, Wilde told Variety that she let LaBeouf go. “His process was not conducive to the ethos I demand in my productions,” she said. “He’s having a process that seems to require some sort of combative energy.” After that, LaBeouf hit back with an email and sent a copy to Variety. “Firing me never happened Olivia,” he wrote. “I fully understand the appeal of moving this story forward given the current social landscape, the social currency that it brings.”
Wilde then spoke to Vanity Fair in October 2022: “This issue is so much more nuanced than can be explained in private texts taken out of context. I’m just saying he’s been replaced… I wish him the best in his recovery.” So it’s clearly a tangled affair between the two.
Candace Owens is targeting Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde and Candace Owens came out on Twitter about Harry Styles. In November 2020, Styles graced the cover of Vogue in a dress. Owens didn’t have it. “There is no society that can survive without strong men… Bring back manly men,” Owens tweeted in response to Styles’ Vogue spread. And at that point, Wilde didn’t have it. “You’re pathetic,” Wilde replied to Owens.
This was not the end of Owens’ commentary on Wilde. In her September 14, 2022 podcast, titled “Olivia Wilde Isn’t a Stable Person,” Owens initially criticized Wilde for wearing clothes that said “feminist.” Owens later spoke about Shia LaBeouf’s drama about Don’t Worry Darling, saying, “She left him because she’s a feminist AF. I mean, I really think that illustrates their toxicity.” Owens then brought up the rumors of a rift between Wilde and Florence Pugh. “Apparently this AF feminist persona can’t even have a productive and respectful relationship with this persona who cast her in her film.” Owens said it “doesn’t sound very feminist [her].”
Eventually, Owens went into Wilde’s relationship with Styles, claiming that their age difference spelled death. “She strikes me as a woman in a spiral,” added Owens. While Wilde fans might be outraged by those statements, Owens herself came under fire shortly after for wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt with Kanye West, according to Newsweek, so she probably has her hands full with backlash of her own.