Time’s Shortlist for Person of the Year Includes Donald Trump, Patty Jenkins and #MeToo Movement

By Erica Abbott

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The shortlist for Time’s 2017 Person of the Year was revealed Monday morning and it features several notorious leaders, a viral social movement and one controversial activist.

The finalists, which were unveiled on the “Today” show, include President Donald Trump, who was Time’s 2016 Person of the Year; Colin Kaepernick, who launched the “Take a Knee” protests and was named GQ’s Citizen of the Year last month; and the #MeToo campaign, a hashtag that women used to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment in an effort to show just how widespread the problem is. Other candidates include Dreamers and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins.

This year’s 10 finalists include:

  • Donald Trump
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Kim Jon Un
  • Robert Mueller
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Xi Jinping
  • Patty Jenkins
  • The Dreamers
  • The #MeToo movement

Person of the Year recognizes “the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse,” according to Time. Previous winners include former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Vladimir Putin and the Ebola fighters. Charles Lindbergh was the first to be awarded the honor in 1927.

This year’s winner will be announced on Wednesday.

See how social media reacted to the shortlist for Time’s Person of the Year below:

Social Media Reacts to Time’s “Person of the Year” Shortlist

The person of the year 2017 should be women.

— Karen (@KarenYJia) December 4, 2017

Wow. Wow. This is pretty stunning. Thanks to all who voted and are voting for me. So flattering. TIME announces the 2017 Person of the Year shortlist on ‘Today’ show https://t.co/OL0S73PVmn

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 4, 2017

Don’t think it’s any question who should be @TIME person of the year. After thousands of years of misogynistic behavior towards women it is finally refreshing to see the social media and journalistic societies confront these encounters head on. My vote: #metoo #MondayMotivation

♻ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) December 4, 2017

Patty Jenkins & Colin Kaepernick are both on the short list for TIME’s person of the year. Lit.

— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) December 4, 2017

Colin Kaepernick better be @TIME‘s Person of the Year and I will fight someone to make it happen.

— artemis (@elieslaab) December 4, 2017

Dear God, please let it be @Kaepernick7! Not to upset Trump, but because Colin truly deserves to be Time Person of the Year. Okay, God fine, maybe a little bit to upset Trump. #TimePOTY #PersonoftheYear https://t.co/xhiabJfmx1

— Gerren Peterson (@GerrenPeterson) December 4, 2017

Colin Kaepernick is a finalist for ‘TIME’ Person of the Year. He deserves the recognition! pic.twitter.com/erccaGiM5S

— Jemisha (@JemiSHaaaZzz) December 4, 2017

What else could bring together: Kim Jong Un, Colin Kaepernick & Donald Trump. Although the winner has to be #MeToo https://t.co/Td8sil82Y4

— Dave Briggs Go to the full article.

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