The man whose career began as a Hollywood star and ended as a billionaire has said that women who dress like men are no longer considered attractive or desirable.
Mark Cuban said in a new interview that “male beauty” is no longer “a sexy, feminine thing” but is instead “a thing that’s been lost” because “men have taken it for granted” and because “women have made it their mission to be that way.”
“That’s really what we’ve been missing,” Cuban said on CNN’s “The Lead.”
“When men dress like women, they’re not women, because they don’t have to look like women.
When men dress as women, you know, they look feminine and feminine-looking.
And that’s really where it all started.”
The interview, first reported by BuzzFeed, is the latest in a string of Cuban’s controversial remarks about women in general and fashion in particular.
Cuban’s comments come as fashion and beauty have come under scrutiny in the wake of the “MeToo” movement, a movement that has highlighted sexual harassment and misconduct in the industry.
Cubans response to the movement has been a mixture of defense and praise, but he is most famous for his comments in 2014 in which he said that “women will make you cry.”
In a statement, Cuban said he has made many mistakes over the years and that “the women I have hurt have been women of different genders.”
“I know I’ve made many of them, and they are no worse than any of you,” he said.
“But I have been blessed with the gift of a great woman.
She has always been there for me and has been there to always help me out, to be there for my friends, to do everything I asked.
And I’m grateful for that.”
Cuban, who is worth an estimated $5.9 billion, also said he would like to “make my own little group of female CEOs” in his own lifetime.
“I think that we need a group of women CEOs of different races, different genders, that have more diversity in their leadership positions,” Cuban added.
“That would be a great thing for the world.”
Cubans comments came a day after Vanity Fair published an article in which it revealed that Cuban had once called for a boycott of women wearing makeup and “a return to the days of the ‘Madonna’ and ‘Kate Moss’ in the mid-1970s.”
The magazine’s founder, Mimi Albright, said that while Cuban “has a point, he’s missing the point.”
“He’s missing that he’s making a point about women wearing a lot of makeup and not doing very well in the world,” she said.