Creator of #MeToo Tarana Burke to drop ball in Times Square on New Year's
Ringing in 2018 will be Tarana Burke, the activist behind the #MeToo movement, which inspired countless women to share their sexual harassment stories this year. Burke will be the one to press the Waterford crystal button that drops the infamous ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
"I am delighted to be participating in this momentous occasion," Burke said in a press release. "I think it’s fitting to honor the Me Too movement as we close a historic year and set our intentions for 2018 . . . We won’t stop anytime soon."
Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance, addressed the decision, saying, "New Year’s is a time when we look at the most significant cultural and political moments of the last year. . . Tarana Burke’s courage and foresight have changed the world this year, and, we hope, forever."
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