Twitter Has Really, Really Strong Feelings About Taylor Swift Being Named One Of Time’s People Of The Year

Supporters cited the fact that Taylor won a sexual assault lawsuit against a former DJ who had groped her during a meet and greet, seeking only a single dollar in damages. In the closing statements for the case, her lawyer expressed his hope that the verdict would help set a precedent that would aid in protecting sexual assault victims by law, saying the single dollar was meant to be symbolic, “the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation.”

Taylor Swift granted Time the first interview since her trial, in which she stoutly refused to accept the blame for what happened to her. Writes Time reporter Eliana Dockterman:

“When asked why the pictures taken during the assault didn’t show the front of her skirt wrinkled as evidence of any wrongdoing, she said simply, ‘Because my ass is located at the back of my body.’ When asked if she felt guilty about Mueller losing his job, she said, ‘I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault. Here we are years later, and I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions—not mine.'”

What do you think? Does Taylor deserve to be on the cover of Time?