Bringing in the New Year at Times Square may just be one of the best ways to celebrate the New Year!
It was announced earlier this week that the founder of the Me Too movement, Tarana Burke will be the one to press the button to start the countdown to the New Year AND signal the ball to drop.
In a statement, Burke said,
“I am delighted to be participating in this momentous occasion. I think it’s fitting to honor the Me Too movement as we close a historic year and set our intentions for 2018.”
Welp! Looks like the cat is out of the bag. Yours truly will be pressing the Waterford crystal button to release the ball drop in Times Square on NYE. We are setting intentions for the new year. #metoo2018 pic.twitter.com/iYGfyvnvqJ
— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) December 18, 2017
The Me Too movement was created about 10 years ago. The purpose of the movement is to give support to victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The movement went viral this past October when actress, Alyssa Milano tweeted using the #MeToo in response to the sexual allegations in Hollywood.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
Also, earlier this month, TIME announced, “the silence breakers” as it’s Person of the Year. Burke’s dedication to helping victims of sexual assault and harassment was featured in the article.
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