Carla Bruni, TIME's Person of the Year 2016?

Carla Bruni among finalists for TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year?

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According to a credible source, Carla Bruni is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2016. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 06/12/2016 : 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 48-year-old singer, as a 2016 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:

“Carla Bruni Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 5 Dec 2016
“Congrats! Carla has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 5 Dec 2016
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Carla Bruni?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 5 Dec 2016

Could 2016 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 2016 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2016?

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