Demi Lovato slams Time, calls magazine editors 'hypocrites'

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"Time mag highlights courageous 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", Lovato wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtag #hypocrites.

TIME magazine is facing some serious criticism for honouring US President Donald Trump alongside "brave" women, who came forward with their accounts of sexual harassment. "Really @TIME? #hypocrites", she wrote.

In their annual Person Of The Year list, the magazine bestowed Trump with the runners-up position while the main honour went to the "Silence Breakers" - a move that was severely bashed by pop star Demi Lovato.


As you may be aware, Time magazine gave their 2017 POTY honor to "Silence Breakers" - the many fearless sexual harassment or assault victims from every work field who opened up about what they went through dealing with people using their power over them.

Lovato, who recently opened up about her drug addiction and struggles with rehabilitation in a raw You Tube documentary, also acknowledged that after campaigning for Hillary Clinton, she chose to take a step back from sharing politically driven opinions on social media in order to avoid further dividing the nation.

"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".


Demi also retweeted a fan's suggestion that Kesha should have been included alongside Rose McGowan, Taylor Swift, and Ashley Judd among the "Silence Breakers". It should be noted that within the cover story, Trump himself is mentioned eight times, as both a harasser and inspiration for women to speak out. That can mean positive impact, negative impact, or have just had the biggest overall influence.

TIME hasn't responded to Demi, but in an interview with Today editor Edward Felsenthal said of the decision, "He's No. 2 on our list because he's changed the very nature of the presidency and the way the White House functions".

But Lovato doesn't limit her opinions to social media.


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