On Wednesday, Time magazine announced that its 2017 Person of the Year wasn’t limited to just one individual, but to the group of “silence breakers” that started the #MeToo movement and exposed the cover-up of rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood and beyond. Oddly enough, the magazine broke the news on the Today show which just ousted longtime morning host Matt Lauer for locking female staffers in his private love nest at the touch of a small button installed on his desk.
The cover prominently features Women’s March participant and leftist activist Ashley Judd, along with pop star Taylor Swift, a corporate lobbyist, and a former Uber engineer. The Today announcement was accompanied by actress Alyssa Milano and an activist, Tarana Burke, who created the #MeToo hashtag back in 2006. Milano is credited with resurfacing the hashtag in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and giving it new life.
"I could never imagine this, I could never have envisioned something that could change the world," Milano said. "As women we have to support each other and stand up and say, 'No more.’”
“Sexual harassment does bring shame, and I think it's really powerful that this transfer is happening, that these women are able not just to share their shame but to put the shame where it belongs: on the perpetrator,” Burke said.
President Trump speculated that he was going to be named Time’s Person of the Year for the second year running, but said he would turn it down. We’re just surprised it didn’t go to Linda Sarsour or Antifa. So, at least this choice exposes the leftists in Hollywood who hid its predators in plain sight and gave them award after award while ignoring the abused trail of women, men, and children.
Footage from Today below via NBC News: