Demi Lovato goes off on Time for naming Trump runner-up Person of the Year

Time Magazine recently unveiled their Person of the Year for 2017. Except this year, it’s multiple people and not a single person.
This year, the People of the Year are the Silence Breakers — the people who spoke up about sexual assault and harassment and launched a movement, including the #MeToo hashtag.
Their runner-up Person of the Year , however, stands in sharp contrast to this. It’s none other than Donald Trump.
Many people expressed outrage over this choice. Singer Demi Lovato this week took to Twitter to voice her discontent.

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
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 7, 2017

With a hashtag, she calls the publication hypocritical for honoring the ‘brave women coming forward against sexual assault’ by then naming a man ‘with sexual assault allegations against him’ as runner-up.
According to the Huffington Post, Trump has been accused of sexual assault from groping to kissing by at least 16 women . Trump has denied the allegations and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the women are ‘lying’.
Lovato continued, writing she’s become ‘less vocal’ about speaking out against ‘certain people … because it only divides our country even more’. This, however, ‘is worth speaking up about’.

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. @TIME mag – very disappointed in your hypocrisy and disrespect toward the women on your cover.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 7, 2017

Time determines their choice as the person (or people) who ‘for better or for worse… has done the most to influence the events of the year’.
Lovato, though, disagrees.

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 thinks ‘it’s annoying that it’s just about impact on the news’.
A vocal supporter
Lovato has long been a supporter of women’s and LGBTI rights.
Most recently, she brought trans legislator Danica Roem as her guest to the AMAs .
After the Pulse shooting, she performed Rise Up with Andra Day and Nick Jonas in Orlando.
Jonas also joined her at the GLAAD Media Awards last year to honor Lovato with the Vanguard Award.

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