Edith González, TIME's Person of the Year 2017?

Edith González among finalists for TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Edith González is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2017. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 28/05/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not González 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 52-year-old actress, as a 2017 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes González 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 actress have already been named ‘Mexican Of The Year’ by some major Mexican newspapers and even ‘Monterrey Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Monterrey (Edith González's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Edith González Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 27 May 2017
“Congrats! Edith has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 27 May 2017
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Edith González?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 27 May 2017

Could 2017 officially be the Year of Edith González?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2017 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017?

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