This year’s Time magazine “Person of the Year” isn’t actually a person, but a whole bunch of people: the “silence breakers” who spawned the #MeToo movement by coming forward to share their stories of being sexually harassed and/or sexually assaulted by rich, powerful men such as Harvey Weinstein.
In a series of tweets, Demi Lovato slams the magazine — not for its “Person of the Year” pick, but for naming President Donald Trump as runner-up, branding the mag’s editors as “hypocrites.”
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“Time mag highlights brave women coming forward against sexual assault on the cover but names a man with sexual assault allegations against him runner up to person of the year.. Really @TIME? #hypocrites,” wrote Lovato.
“I’ve become less vocal about my distain for certain people over the past year because it only divides our country even more but this is worth speaking up about,” added Lovato, 25. “@TIME mag – very disappointed in your hypocrisy and disrespect toward the women on your cover.”
In a third tweet, she concluded: “To be named POTY by @TIME it should be for doing something positive or brave LIKE the women on the cover. It’s annoying that it’s just about impact on the news.”
So who, according to Lovato, would have been a better choice? According to a tweet she retweeted… Kesha!