According to a reliable source, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 19/04/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Duritz 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 54-year-old singer, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Duritz 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 singer have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Baltimore Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Baltimore (Adam Duritz'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:
“Adam Duritz Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 18 Apr 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAdam”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 18 Apr 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Adam Duritz?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 18 Apr 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Adam Duritz?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2019 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019?
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