Although finalists for Time‘s “Person of the Year” included people who made actual, groundbreaking accomplishments like discovering ways to prevent incurable diseases (CRISPR scientists), the editors decided to go with the man who accomplished an alt-right revolution: Donald Trump.
Twitter users seemed less than enthused at the announcement and expressed their frustration with the magazine’s choice in 140 characters or less.
Time Person of the Year just means influential person and our POS PEOTUS has certainly influenced a ton of racists to openly be assholes
— Jaz Loves Smallpools (@Minipools) December 7, 2016
Wait, did Time really name Trump “Person of the Year”?! I thought that was a joke.
— Chaneen (@bliss116) December 7, 2016
donald trump named Time Magazine’s “Terrible Person of the Year”.
— fraudfeasor (@fraudfeasor) December 7, 2016
“Donald Trump – Person of the Year” – As if we needed anymore proof that 2016 really was one of the worst years ever…
— Louise Frederick (@PurpleHaze_1983) December 7, 2016
This Time Person of the Year pick is really scary. Don’t normalize this. pic.twitter.com/amukX1kOoT
— izzycc (@lookwhoitiz) December 7, 2016
He fits the brief for Person of the Year way more than President of the USA, so there’s that at least.
— Lauren Ball (@lolarainbows) December 7, 2016
— MyDogisNeverTrump (@ErinRHazel) December 7, 2016
So as long as you’re a rich white man you can be racist sexist n practically a pedophile and still make TIME’s Person of the Year cover. https://t.co/6t0vAQBX3c
— Crystal (@getoutthebox) December 7, 2016
@amandamull Hitler was Person of the Year in 1938. There’s precedent for picking a highly influential monster.
— Eric Lingenfelter (@FelterSkelter) December 7, 2016
Donald Trump named Person of the Year…..In the words of Trump on Twitter….”Sad”.
— Nathan Platt (@nathanplatt) December 7, 2016
— Lisa Walsh (@lwalshmill) December 7, 2016
Why do you care if he’s Time’s Person of the Year? Do the opinions of half educated lefty journalists mean so much to you?
— Mr. ✘ (@GlomarResponder) December 7, 2016
It seems the majority of Twitter users aren’t happy with Time‘s choice, which shouldn’t come as a big surprise. A majority of voters didn’t want him, either.
Featured image via Twitter by @TIME