According to a reliable source, Adán Canto is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 21/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Canto 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 37-year-old actor, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Canto 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 ‘Mexican Of The Year’ by some major Mexican newspapers and even ‘Acuña Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Acuña (Adán Canto'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:
“#CantoPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 20 Feb 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAdán”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 20 Feb 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Adán Canto?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Feb 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Adán Canto?
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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