Every year, TIME Magazine names a “Person of the Year,” and they generally present a list of nominees beforehand, sometimes individuals and sometimes groups. This year, perhaps the longest year in remembered history, there were so many options for what is considered the most influential person or movement.
The shortlist was Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Dr. Fauci… and the movement for racial justice. Yes, three old white men against an entire movement against racism and racist police violence. And who won?
In a bit of an unexpected upset, bot Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won together:
People were very divided on the choice. Some seemed delighted just to see Trump lose because he’s always been obsessed with the TIME cover, for some reason. Others were pretty horrified by the choice, either because they don’t respect the President and Vice President Elects, or because they think there were a lot more influential people and groups making a change this year.
Here are some of the main reactions to the Person of the Year. Unfortunately, if you don’t like it, Biden and Harris won, just like the election: