Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Time Magazine's Person of the Year is the #metoo movement

Time Magazine's Person of the Year is the #metoo movement

Time has been selecting a Person of the Year since 1927, according to the magazine.

The magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the selection Wednesday on TODAY along with the cover, a composite group photo that includes actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. Kim Jong Un has drawn Trump's anger with repeated tests of missiles that could carry a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the USA mainland or the nation's Asian allies.

Time Magazine has named "The Silence Breakers: The Voices That Launched a Movement" as a collective "Person of the Year".

"These silence breakers have started a revolution of refusal, gathering strength by the day, and in the past two months alone, their collective anger has spurred immediate and shocking results: almost every day, CEOs have been fired, moguls toppled, icons disgraced".

That list was compiled by the editors of Time based on who they believe has influenced the world around them "for good or ill" the most over the past 12 months. The undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the country as children, are at risk of deportation if the government's Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program ends next year. He was previously named Person of the Year in 1999.


Last year's finalists were also a mix of political figures and cultural figures, including both Trump and Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beyoncé, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Kim Jong Un - The North Korean leader has dominated headlines with his threats of nuclear war.

"The Silence Breakers" designates a broad range of people, mostly women, from this year's first public accusers of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using the hashtag #MeToo and its foreign language equivalents. He also is the owner of the Washington Post.

Robert Mueller - Appointed special counsel following FBI Director James Comey's firing to investigate possible collusion between President Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russian Federation. "Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don't even seem to know that boundaries exist".

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