Time Magazine Listed Those In The Race For Person Of The Year

Time Magazine has published what they’re calling their “Shortlist” of people (and not people) for the 2017 “Person of the Year” award.

By nowproducerdave on December 5, 2017
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Time Magazine always has a “Person of the Year” list, well, every year. They just published a list of people who are in the running for that title, some of which might raise an eyebrow, downright shock you, and some aren’t even people. What? Yeah, not even people.

So, the person of the year can really be anyone or anything that had some sort of significant impact on the world, whether it was “for good or ill.” The “person” can be a person, people, thing, object, whatever. For example, Hitler was named “Person of the Year” in 1938, “US Scientists” got the title in 1960, “The Inheritor” in 1966, which was a reference to all those under age 25 at the time, “The Computer” in 1982, and you get the point.

This year has several of those more unconventional finalists, just like many other years. Without further ado, here’s the list, in no particular order from Time:
– President Trump, who had the title in 2016
– The #MeToo hashtag, which came from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and has sparked a massive “call-out” of sexual harassers
– North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
– Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (had the title in 1999)
– Former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick
– Chinese leader Xi Jinping
– “The Dreamers,” which refers to younger immigrants who are facing deportation
– Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman
– Robert Mueller, former FBI director who’s investigating President Trump’s campaign
– Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins

Who do you think is going to take the title for 2017?

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