The magazine's shortlist, announced Monday, included 2016 victor President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, special counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the Dreamers and former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick.
"The idea that influential, inspirational individuals shape the world could not be more apt this year".
The #MeToo movement represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault.
Trump Travel Ban can stay despite ongoing legal battle: SC
The court's unsigned orders on Monday urged appeals courts to quickly determine whether the latest ban was lawful. Lawyers for Hawaii, which is challenging the ban, told the justices that there was no reason to make changes now.
Robert Mueller made the list for his investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and it's connections to the Trump campaign that could topple the president.
Trump was Time's 2016 "Person of the Year". "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries", Time's story said.
Time also named the Dreamers - young adults whose legal status in the United States was put in limbo this year. But it took off last month when a slew of high-profile men were publicly accused of sexual misconduct, beginning with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Next up were the Dreamers, whose plight has been the subject of much political discourse after President Trump and his administration revoked an Obama-era program meant to give the children who were born to illegal immigrants a path to citizenship in the United States.
PA Dems Call For GOP Lawmaker's Resignation After 'Random Homophobic Tirade'
Metcalfe has been outspoken in his belief that homosexuality is a sin and marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Metcalfe tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that Bradford has been "continually" reaching out and touching him for months.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a movement when he took a knee during the National Anthem past year to protest racial injustice.
Trump was once again a finalist this year.
Patty Jenkins, meanwhile, directed one of the year's biggest movies.
TIME magazine picks its Person of the Year on an individual or group of people who the magazine's editors believe have most influenced news and events of the past year, "for good or ill". (The magazine's long list of controversial choices include Adolf Hilter, Joseph Stalin, and Ayatullah Khomeini). The announcement was made Wednesday morning.
'Westworld' & 'SWAT' Halt Production Due to Wildfires
The fire, which is being called the Rye Fire, was initially reported to be around five acres but rapidly grew to 200 acres. HBO and CBS , which produce the two shows respectively, have also issued a statement regarding the halting of production.