2017's trending topics ranged from cutesy food trends, to intellectually serious social movements, to silly diversions that served as distractions from the US political landscape. This collection tries to steer clear of politics, but as the year started with Donald J. Trump swearing into the office of the president, politics carried over into 2017 pop culture quite a bit.
Government affairs aside, at least the first family is entertaining to watch. Whatever your political leaning, you probably got a kick out of SNL's many impressions this year, from Alec Baldwin's Trump to Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer. And maybe you also let yourself feel bad that Melania Trump looks so sad all the time. The Kardashians, our other first family, continued to influence teens with beauty trends like contouring and fashion trends like athlesiure wear. We all got a good laugh at Kendall Jenner's out-of-touch Pepsi commercial, too.
There were great new TV shows, and huge plot twists in long-running television series. Everyone went nuts for the solar eclipse. Millennials were told to cut back on avocado toast so that they could buy houses and everyone continued to love the color pink. What were some of the memorable things that you cared about in 2017? Vote up all of the 2017 news trends that you remember talking about with your friends and add any to the list that were missed.
The Solar Eclipse
Therapy Dogs After The Las Vegas Shooting
The 2017 Woman's March
Alec Baldwin's Trump Impression
United Airlines Dragging People Off Of Planes
Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy
The Ice Dragon From Game Of Thrones
The Travel Ban
Eminem's Donald Trump Rap
The Mayweather/McGregor Fight
Warren Beatty Announcing The Wrong Best Picture Winner At The Oscars
Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazier and Crazier
Eleven's Curly Hair
John McCain's Healthcare Vote