Yikes! Bet they didn't think they'd get such backlash from this!
Even Beyoncé on the cover couldn't save TIME from this one!
The annual TIME 100 Most Influential People list was released and there are a lot of familiar names, like Miley Cyrus, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Pharrell Williams, just to name a few!
However, the internet has exploded with rage because the AH-MAZE Lupita Nyong'o and the absolutely beautiful Laverne Cox were NOT included on the list!
But, you say, doesn't TIME choose the people they include, so they don't really have a reason to be mad?
The annual Most Influential People list has a public voting period that lets people show the editor's who they want on the list! Then, after the voting period, the editors choose their picks!
Well, what's angering everyone is that Laverne and Lupita got the highest percentage of YES's in the entire poll!
AND the Orange is the New Black actress had the highest number of voters second only to Benedict!
This post from Tumblr explains the whole thing:
Most of those people, including Seth Meyers and Carrie Underwood, got more No's than Yes's!
How is that okay?!? HOW can they be put on the list over those two?!?!??!
We don't understand!
Amidst the controversy, Laverne took to her Twitter to let everyone know that, her fans and their support means more to her than making the list!
Do YOU Think TIME Should Have Included Lupita Nyong'o & Laverne Cox?
- Nope! It's the Editor's choice! (11%)
- Yes! This is bullsh*t! (89%)
Total Votes: 2,350
[Image via FayesVision/WENN/TIME/Tumblr.]
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