Not Everyone Is Happy About Taylor Swift's Inclusion as a 'TIME' Magazine "Silence Breaker"

The "Person of the Year" designation was handed to participants in the #MeToo movement
Not Everyone Is Happy About Taylor Swift's Inclusion as a 'TIME' Magazine "Silence Breaker"
Much to Trump's dismay, TIME's annual "Person of the Year" designation was handed to "the Silence Breakers" — a group of people who spoke out against sexual misconduct via the viral #MeToo movement. Aside from the grammatical gymnastics required for a group of people to qualify as "Person of the Year," the magazine is drawing plenty of criticism for including Taylor Swift in the group.

In the defence of TIME and Swift, the pop star did manage to successfully sue a radio DJ who groped her, winning the sexual assault case, along with a $1 payout. It was a symbolic gesture that undoubtedly sent a strong message that women won't stand for sexual misconduct any longer.

Still, Swift's complicated relationship with the public has meant that a great deal of critics have come out of the woodwork to dismiss her inclusion. Critiques include statements that Kesha should have been included instead (along with Terry Crews and Rose McGowan, who actually are included in the magazine's fold-out cover) and, more notably, the fact that Swift refuses to publicly denounce the alt-right.

While Swift has yet to address the criticism, her inclusion on the cover has resulted in a massive online culture war. Read some tweets about the matter below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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