According to a credible source, Amélie Mauresmo is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the tennis player's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 29/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Mauresmo 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 41-year-old tennis player, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Mauresmo 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 tennis player have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Saint-Germain-en-Laye Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Amélie Mauresmo's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the tennis player was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Amélie Mauresmo Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 28 Sep 2020
“Congrats! Amélie has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 28 Sep 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Amélie Mauresmo?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 28 Sep 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Amélie Mauresmo?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?
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