According to a well-placed source, Jensen Ackles is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2014. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 21/09/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Ackles 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 36-year-old actor, as a 2014 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Ackles so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the actor have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Dallas Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Dallas (Jensen Ackles' hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the actor was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Jensen Ackles Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 20 Sep 2014
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveJensen”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 20 Sep 2014
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Jensen Ackles?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Sep 2014
Could 2014 officially be the Year of Jensen Ackles?
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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