Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2017 has been announced
Dec 06 2017 by Francis Osborne
President Donald Trump - Named 2016 Person of the Year and nominated again in 2017 after his first year as Commander in Chief. 2017 won't go down in history as having been an easy year, but it was certainly memorable. His internet innovations have reshaped the landscape of American commerce.
The Silence Breakers, or the #metoo movement, are named Time Person of the Year.
"This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight". "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries".
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins nabbed the final spot for her work on the box office-dominating and boundary-breaking superhero film.
"Women are starting to believe we don't have to just live like this", said NBC's Megyn Kelly in a video for Time. "But while anger can start a revolution, in its most raw and feral form it can't negotiate the more delicate dance steps needed for true social change".
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Metcalfe has been outspoken in his belief that homosexuality is a sin and marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Metcalfe tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that Bradford has been "continually" reaching out and touching him for months.
The magazine names a number of prominent women who helped kickstart the movement, including movie stars Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, as well as activist Tarana Burke.
"Its was especially hard this year, a year of so much disruption in the United States in around the world", said Felsenthal. On Monday, the #MeToo movement, as it was phrased at the time, came in second in the Time reader poll with 6 percent of the vote, with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman named the victor. Tied for third were Kaepernick, Mueller, and Dreamers (undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children) with 5 percent.
TIME's Person of the Year issue will be on newsstands on Friday. Other players followed, and President Trump supercharged the controversy. The magazine also nominated North Korean leader Kim Jonh Un.
It was the 91st year that the magazine has recognized the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year. This year's award was no different - for better or worse, as Gibbs might say.