Time Names 'The Silence Breakers' As 2017 Person Of The Year


Trump, Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, Amazon head Jeff Bezos, Kim Jong-un, the dreamers and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller, were also on the shortlist for the award as the company states the person of the year is "for good or ill".

"The idea that influential, inspirational individuals shape the world could not be more apt this year", Felsenthal said.

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

Time has been selecting a Person of the Year since 1927, according to the magazine. The Plaza Hotel Plaintiffs (a group of seven women who filed a sexual-harassment suit against the hotel) were also named by the magazine as "silence breakers".

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Among the 10 nominees, two were groups and not people. The hashtag took off last month when a slew of high-profile men were publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

President Donald Trump held the title in 2016 and was this year's runner up.

While the majority of the candidates were individuals, The Dreamers - thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents when they were children - also made the shortlist.

Mohammed bin Salman, 32, was also named to the short list.

President Trump was next, a little over an hour after he managed to make headlines once again by officially endorsing Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore despite accusations that he sexually molested a girl when she was 14 and assaulted another female was she was 16 in a restaurant parking lot.

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a movement when he took a knee during the National Anthem previous year to protest racial injustice.

Patty Jenkins, meanwhile, directed one of the year's biggest movies.

Who had the most influence on the world "for good or ill" in the a year ago? Its choices have included almost every USA president, Adolf Hitler, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mahatma Gandhi and Pope Francis, along with groups like the "Ebola fighters".

The magazine will announce its 2017 pick Wednesday morning.

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