#MeToo Campaign Named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year

The announcement was made on NBC’s ‘Today’ show

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The announcement was made  on NBC’s ‘Today’ show

The #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine's ‘Person of the Year’.

The announcement was made, on 6 December, on NBC's ‘Today’ show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was fired after harassment allegations surfaced during the anti-sexual harassment campaign.

In the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and others, millions have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted.

Time’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, explained the reason behind the choice in a blog he wrote on TIME’s website.

For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, the Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year
Edward Felsenthal

As reported by The Telegraph, The Silence Breakers was selected from a shortlist of ten, which included North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller, and San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who has sparked the kneeling protests at American Football matches.

Other finalists included President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

(With inputs from AP)

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