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Demi Lovato Is ‘Disappointed’ That Time Honored Trump Alongside #MeToo as POTY

”This is worth speaking up about,“ the singer tweets about the magazine’s annual issue, adding #hypocrite

Demi Lovato is speaking out against Time magazine for honoring the silence breakers of the #MeToo movement right alongside Donald Trump, who was a runner up in the outlet’s annual “Person of the Year,” and who has several accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

“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?” the singer tweeted Wednesday afternoon, adding a #hypocrite.

Lovato went on to say that being named “Person of the Year” should be for doing something positive or brave — just like the women on the cover–and not simply for one’s impact on the news.

She added that while she didn’t want to “divide” the country more, “this is worth speaking up about.”

“@TIME mag – very disappointed in your hypocrisy and disrespect toward the women on your cover,”Lovato concluded.

A Time spokesperson declined to comment, but TheWrap was pointed to criteria for the Person of the Year. It’s based on impact, whether that impact is for good or ill.

Actress Sophie Turner, however, expressed similar thoughts to Lovato. “What an injustice and insult to the inspiring people on the cover to have a known sexual abuser as runner up,” she said on Twitter Thursday morning.


The magazine’s “Person of the Year” went to the silence breakers of the #MeToo movement, and the cover featured Taylor Swift, Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, and Isabel Pascual. The short list for the honor included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the DACA Dreamers, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, Kim Jong Un, Colin Kaepernick, Robert Mueller, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Trump has several accusations of sexual misconduct against him, and is infamous for his “grab em by the p—-” comments about being able to grab women when famous in a leaked Access Hollywood tape.