While most are praising Time magazine for their incredible cover featuring “The Silence Breakers” one person is not. Singer Demi Lovato slammed the magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue because while they honored people speaking out against sexual abuse, they also honored President Donald Trump who is an alleged abuser.
Trump was named as “Person of the Year Runner-up” along with North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un and former pro-NFL player turned activist Colin Kaepernick.
Demi took to Twitter to voice her anger towards the magazine with a series of tweets saying: “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.”
She added: “I’ve become less vocal about my disdain for certain people over the past year because it only divides our country even more but this is worth speaking up about.
@TIME mag – very disappointed in your hypocrisy and disrespect toward the women on your cover. 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.”
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.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 7, 2017
She also retweeted a fan that tweeted that singer Kesha should have also been in the magazine as a “Silencer Breaker” because she came out about her abuser years ago.
Demi wasn’t the only one upset over Trump’s title in the magazine, “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner also tweeted: “Wait wait wait… Donald Trump as runner up for time magazine person of the year? I honestly have no words. What an injustice and insult to the inspiring people on the cover to have a known sexual abuser as runner up.”