Sophie Turner Defends Taylor Swift for Being a TIME Person of the Year

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Damn, Sophie Turner. Back at it again with the defense! The Game of Thrones star previously defended Finn Wolfhard and the rest of the Stranger Things after they got criticized for not taking pictures with fans waiting outside their hotel, and now she’s standing up for Taylor Swift against people who don’t think she deserved to be named as one of the stars who were named a TIME magazine Person of the Year.

Some people felt that the 27-year-old singer didn’t deserve to be on the cover of the highly coveted magazine issue, because while she publicly had to deal with a man who groped her during a meet & greet in 2013, she doesn’t speak about important issues like the #MeToo movement, politics or Black Lives Matter.

The 21-year-old actress, like many folks, that this criticism was highly unfair and that the “Call It What You Want” singer very much deserved to be on the cover.

When someone tweeted, “Did we really need Taylor Swift in here though?,” Sophie simply replied, “Yes.”

And when Time revealed 2017’s POTY, Joe Jonas‘ fiancee re-tweeted and wrote, “YES. So very proud of these people. You will not be silenced. You are heard. And we believe you and stand with you.”

ST’s message goes right along with what TS said in her interview with the mag.

“I would tell people who find themselves in this situation that there is a great deal of blame placed on the victims in cases of sexual harassment and assault,” T.Swift said. “You could be blamed for the fact that it happened, for reporting it and blamed for how you reacted. You might be made to feel like you’re overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual.”

She continued, “My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you. You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment, or for the outcome of what happens to a person after he or she makes the choice to sexually harass or assault you.”