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Demi Lovato Blasts Time For Including Trump

| by Sheena Vasani

Singer Demi Lovato lashed out against Time magazine for naming President Donald Trump as Person of the Year runner-up after awarding sexual assault survivors with the title.

On Dec. 6, Time dubbed women who came forward about sexual assault "The Silence Breakers" and honored them as its Person of the Year, reports The Hill.

Time explains the title recognizes "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse."

Trump followed as runner-up because he "changed the rules of the presidency" -- a move that compelled Lovato to speak out.

"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," the 25-year-old singer tweeted on Dec. 6.

The star continued, expressing her disappointment in the magazine and calling the move disrespectful and hypocritical.

"To be named POTY by [TIME] it should be for doing something positive or brave LIKE the women on the cover," she explained in a separate tweet. "It’s annoying that it’s just about impact on the news."

Lovato wasn't the only one upset by Time's decision.

"Time magazine's Person of the Year title being awarded to those who've spoken out about their experiences of sexual assault is totally undermined by Trump being second on the list," tweeted another user.

Some disagreed. Trump critics thought Time's move was perfect.

"Making Trump Miss Runnerup is great irony and Lovato needs to get the joke," wrote one reader in The Hill's comments section. "He gets a participation trophy and #Metoo wins."

"She’s making it about Trump instead of the people actually named PotY, keeping the conversation on Trump and not on the movement," wrote another in BuzzFeed's comments section for the article about the controversial move. "It’s the exact opposite of what should be happening."

Some went further, arguing Trump should have been the Person of the Year just as German dictator Adolf Hitler was in 1938.

"Their person of the year has always been about the impact a person has - regardless of whether it is positive or negative," explained one person in the comments section of gossip site Perez Hilton. "Personally, I think Trump should have got the cover. He is having a huge impact on the US and the world. It may be 99% negative, but I think the damage he is doing will take generations to repair, whereas the #metoo movement - important as it is, will not be remembered."

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