Social media was on fire when conservative columnist Candace Owens asked men to poll them about women’s use of botox and fillers to enhance their lips.
“Botox” trended on Twitter on Monday Owens asked “Only men’s opinion” on the subject of injections as part of his research working on the project “Social media is changing people’s appetites”.
Owens’ tweet struck a nerve with some women online, with several men taking their preferences into account.
“I’m very surprised that I’m in a puddle,” Owens said Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” calling it “Botoxgate.”
“Serious question for men: Do you think Botox/Filler, fake lips look attractive?” read Owens’ tweet. “Can you imagine a long-term relationship with girls who look like this? Men’s opinions only, please. We’re working on a show that changes our appetite for social media.
Owens told Carlson that she personally does not use Botox or fillers for cosmetic purposes, but she “doesn’t mind people” who choose to use injections to enhance their features.
“I personally don’t, but I was wondering if men would find this new face that everyone decided to be attractive,” she said. “And being a boy, I got a lot of heat from women.”
“I have a close friend who does Botox and she said, ‘Candy, you’re starting a war on us white women, how dare you?’ That’s what we have to do,’” Owens recalled.
“Everyone is starting to look the same on Instagram,” he later said. “It’s hard to tell the difference between a working trans man and a trans woman. Today we are here.”
“We’re constantly looking at all of these digital toxins. We scroll through our phones on social media and then all of a sudden we start imitating the behavior we see. The situation: Wear a mask, save a life, and now people suddenly don’t go out with their children in masks,” he told Tucker Carlson. “When you go on social media, when everyone starts looking the same, it’s like an avatar, it’s so weird.”
Many men responded to Owens’ tweet expressing their preference for natural lips. However, women have defended the use of botox and fillers, and men often fail to recognize that a woman has had cosmetic work done.
In a follow-up tweet, Owens noted, “Botox is now a trend. I asked men a simple question because most women are offended. I didn’t expect that.”
The podcast host said the exchange made him realize that “some topics are very sensitive.”
“I apologize to all my fans and listeners, and I’m going to leave your botox and fillers alone,” he said before questioning Nancy Pelosi’s use of botox and cosmetic work.
“I wanted to open up the conversation and say that it’s okay to like your face and your age in a beautiful way, and I knew people weren’t ready to have that conversation yet.”
“But,” Owens joked. “We need to check Nancy’s eyebrows.”