Conservative Evangelical Christian pastor Dale Patridge was mocked online after he demanded that men "should dress like men" and "ditch the gay look" only to receive an epic history lesson from other social media users.
Writing on Twitter, Partridge suggested that culture is "trying to blur these lines" between male and female dress codes and said that Christians "should exemplify the distinctions."
He advised women to "wear dresses often, keep your hair long, and stay healthy." As for men, they should "ditch the gay look, grow a beard, and get strong."
You can see what Partridge wrote below.
A few Twitter users pointed out that male fashion sense wasn't always like what Partridge envisions as the peak of masculinity.
Indeed, even going by just men's fashion trends in the late 1700s—the time of the Founding Fathers—it's clear that they would be considered more feminine by today's standards.
For example, shirt sleeves were full, gathered at the wrist and dropped at the shoulder. Full-dress shirts had ruffles of fine fabric or lace, while undress shirts ended in plain wrist bands.
Wigs were worn for formal occasions, or the hair was worn long and powdered, brushed back from the forehead and clubbed (tied back at the nape of the neck) with a black ribbon.
Men also commonly wore breeches covering the body from the waist down, with separate coverings for each leg, usually stopping just below the knee, though in some cases reaching to the ankles. Breeches remained in style until the mid 19th century, when trousers caused them to fall out of favor.
Other Twitter users were less inclined to give Partridge a history lesson and more inclined to mock him directly for making such an asinine statement.
This isn't the first time Partridge has made waves online for policing what people may or may not choose to wear, such as a 2015 Good Morning America appearance when Partridge revealed that his views on women's leggings influenced his wife to discard them from her wardrobe.
His statements sparked significant commentary online as both conservatives and liberals clashed with each other on the age-old issue of using fashion as a tool to express one's ideology
When not posting absurd things on Twitter, Partridge has made headlines for frequent plagiarism, attributing quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ricky Martin, Ron Finley, and John Wooden as his own words in his social media posts, books, and podcasts.