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Demi Lovato Slams TIME for Honouring Donald Trump: ‘You Hypocrites!’

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Demi Lovato had some words for the editors at TIME who felt it okay to honour Trump this year as the second runner-up on their list of people worthy of being bestowed the ‘Person of the Year’ title.

TIME has been dishing out that title since 1927 to a person or group of people the editors believe influenced news and events of the past year for “better or worse.” And this year, the women who broke silence on enduring sexual assault received the title. Two of them include singer Taylor Swift and actress Ashley Judd.

While many people have kind things to say about those who got the title, others, like Demi Lovato, have slammed the magazine for naming Trump the second runner-up, and it is because at least 16 women have accused Trump of sexual assault.

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,” the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer tweeted.

She continued, “It’s annoying that it’s just about impact on the news. 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.

See her tweets:

TIME editors are yet to respond to her tweets, however one of them had explained why they honoured Trump.

He’s No. 2 on our list because he’s changed the very nature of the presidency and the way the White House functions,” editor Edward Felsenthal said on Today. “He’s on the verge of his first major legislative victory, he’s reshaping the judiciary and [he’s] aggressively rolling back regulations.”

Is that explanation enough? Well, the title is given to anyone who made the news.

Ada Okoye

Mother. Writer. Lover. King.

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