Time Magazine Names The Silence Breakers Their Person Of The Year!

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We are SO about this decision.

On Wednesday, it was confirmed that The Silence Breakers (many involved with the anti-harassment #MeToo movement) have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. This decision comes amid the MANY sexual misconduct scandals that have plagued both the entertainment industry and politics.

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In case you missed it, following the explosive expos├â┬⌐s about sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, Alyssa Milano rallied thousands to open up about their experiences with harassment and/or assault in order to prove that the filmmaker’s abuse wasn’t an uncommon thing in society. Using the hashtag #MeToo, numerous people came forward to out heavyweights near and far for their sexual misconduct — including Kevin Spacey, James Toback, Brett Ratner, etc.

Ironically, the announcement was made on NBC‘s Today, where longtime host Matt Lauer was recently ousted for his “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a colleague. Be sure to watch the announcement (below)!

The #MeToo movement’s founder Tarana Burke joined Milano on Today in order to talk about the grassroots movement. See highlights from their appearance (below).

These ladies are SUCH an inspiration.

While the #MeToo movement certainly caused a firestorm throughout the country, actual public figures were considered for the prestigious title. Finalists included Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

What are YOUR thoughts on the Person of the Year selection? Do you agree with the choice?

SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

[Image via NBC/Twitter.]

Dec 6, 2017 9:01am PST