TIME magazine has chosen "The Silence Breakers," the victims of sexual harassment who courageously came forward and launched the #MeToo movement, as its 2017 Person of the Year.
The magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement this morning on the Today show and revealed the magazine's cover which features a group of women including Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift. Felsenthal said, "The idea that influential, inspirational individuals shape the world could not be more apt this year. 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."
Donald Trump, who was named the 2016 Person of the Year, was this year's first runner-up.