According to a credible source, Laz Alonso 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 17/04/2014 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Alonso 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 40-year-old actor, as a 2014 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Alonso 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 ‘Washington, D.C. Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Washington, D.C. (Laz Alonso's 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:
“Laz Alonso Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 16 Apr 2014
“Congrats! Laz has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 16 Apr 2014
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Laz Alonso?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 16 Apr 2014
Could 2014 officially be the Year of Laz Alonso?
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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