Celebrity Reaction: The Silence Breakers Named Time “Person Of The Year” 2017 – Gossip Cop
Celebrities are reacting to The Silence Breakers being named Time’s “Person Of The Year” 2017. The announcement was made on Wednesday’s “Today” show, which was followed by an interview with the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal. See stars’ reaction tweets and messages below.
“The 2017 ‘Person Of The Year’ is The Silence Breakers, the voices that launched a movement,” Felsenthal said on the morning show. The worldwide movement is associated with the #MeToo hashtag, which encouraged millions of people to share their stories and expose sexual predators. Felsenthal continued, “This is the fastest moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women and some men too, who came forward to tell their own stories of sexual harassment and assault.” The group of women featured on the cover include Taylor Swift, Ashley Judd and former Uber driver Uber engineer Susan Fowler.
President Donald Trump, last year’s winner, came second for changing the “very nature of presidency.” As Gossip Cop reported, Trump claimed he turned down the Time “Person Of The Year” honor in November. He tweeted, “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named ‘Man (Person) of the Year,’ like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
One celebrity weighing in on this year’s selection is Alyssa Milano, who wrote, “In 2017 women stood up and said #MeToo. We overcame our fears to #BreakTheSilence. Technology and social media have connected us all. We can’t turn away from each other’s pain. We are connected to it. We are connected to each other. We are connected. THREAD. #TimePOTY.” Rose McGowan, a prominent voice in the #MeToo