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Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Vote up the celebrities who influenced mainstream culture in 2017. No politics :)

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The celebrities who influenced culture in 2017 were fashion innovators, outspoken activists, social media influencers, cutting edge artists, and talented musicians. They used their platforms to create or say something original and when these 2017 influential celebrities spoke, the American public took notice. The very nature of being a famous person implied wielding a certain amount of influence, but the celebrity influencers on this list had a greater impact than the average famous person this year. Whether they started a movement - like Colin Kaepernick - or became the first person to do something - like Chance the Rapper, the first unsigned recording artist to win a Grammy without actually selling his music - these celebrity trendsetters were on the cutting edge of culture. 

In a year dominated by news of Donald Trump, he can't help but make the list despite his technical current standing as a politician. As the President of the United States, his influence over American and global culture is hard to deny. But in a year filled with politics, this list is for those celebrities who impacted culture outside of legislature and policy. So leave your political opinions at the door and vote up the celebrity tastemakers who defined 2017.

Check out who is influencing people in 2019.

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Robert Mueller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
  • His album Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy in February 2017.
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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Liza Koshy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Jim Mattis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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John Boyega is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Daisy Ridley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
  • Taylor Swift successfully sued a radio DJ for a symbolic $1 over a groping incident that occurred in 2013.
     
  • After the trial, she made this statement: "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves." 
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Chrissy Teigen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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David Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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James Comey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Glen Campbell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Laura Dern is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Gwendoline Christie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Patty Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Oscar Isaac is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Mary Tyler Moore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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Ivanka Trump is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Who Made The Biggest Cultural Impact In 2017
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