Some may have questioned why Taylor Swift was among “The Silence Breakers” named as Time‘s 2017 Person of the Year Wednesday, but Sophie Turner was certainly not one of them.
Turner, 21, took to Twitter after the cover was unveiled to praise the women on the front of it.
However, as she noticed one social media user asking why Swift, who successfully sued Colorado DJ David Mueller for just $1 over claims he groped her during a photoshoot, had been included, the “Game of Thrones” star was quick to jump to her defence.
Twitter user @kateritchie wasn’t the only person questioning why Swift was chosen for the honour, with many pointing out that Kesha, who has been embroiled in an ongoing sexual assault case against producer Dr. Luke, deserved it more.
After defending Swift, Turner also insisted she was “so very proud of the people” in the shoot and she re-tweeted a post by Jason Isaacs encouraging people to “show it to your daughters, sons and soon-to-be ex President.”
The actor’s comments were clearly referencing the fact Donald Trump managed to bag the runner-up position, despite being accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women.
Time‘s cover story highlights the sexual assault stories of numerous women including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, male actor Terry Crews, and many more actors, media personalities, activists, politicians, entrepreneurs and labourers, as well as those anonymous people who have chosen not to reveal their identities.
In an interview with the publication, Swift explained why she felt it was so important for her to take a stand.
“I figured that if he would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances and high stakes, imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance.”