According to a credible source, Carla Bruni is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2014. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 11/03/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Bruni for Person of the Year?
The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 46-year-old singer, as a 2014 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Bruni so important is the potential and influence she now has, rather than anything she has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the singer have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Turin Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Turin (Carla Bruni's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the singer was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#BruniPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 10 Mar 2014
“Congrats! Carla has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 10 Mar 2014
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Carla Bruni?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 10 Mar 2014
Could 2014 officially be the Year of Carla Bruni?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2014 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2014?
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