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Taylor Swift Was Picked To Feature As TIME’s ‘Person Of Year’ & Twitter Is Losing It

We woke this morning to some news that’s pulled right at our heartstrings. TIME Magazine has awarded their coveted person of the year to ‘The Silence Breakers’, the women (and men) that catapulted the #MeToo campaign and spoke up in the face of sexual assault, misogyny and abuses of power.

While we should be celebrating these brave and wonderful advocates for social change, one person that was not only chosen to be featured but also landed the cover is derailing the good news: Taylor Swift.

It’s been a big year for Tay-Tay, as she relaunched her career on the back of her fall from grace in 2016 following a public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. She released her much-anticipated album Reputation, with mostly favourable reviews. Swift was also involved in a public sexual assault case, where she delivered a powerful testimony against former radio host David Mueller, who allegedly groped her at a 2013 meet-and-greet in Denver, Colorado. In the TIME feature, she opened up for the first time about the case.

While Swift has no doubt been an influential female voice in 2017, calling the singer a ‘silence breaker’ is coming under scrutiny, as is the choice to put her on the cover over women like Rose McGowan or Tarana Burke. Women who have not only been vocal advocates of the #MeToo campaign, they were the guiding force behind it.

Twitter is well and truly divided over Swift’s place on the cover.

Some people don’t think Taylor deserved the cover over other notable women:

But many others have defended the magazine’s choice to feature Swift.

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