According to a reliable source, Ana de Armas is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 31/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not de Armas 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 33-year-old actress, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes de Armas 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 actress have already been named ‘Cuban Of The Year’ by some major Cuban newspapers and even ‘Santa Cruz del Norte Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Santa Cruz del Norte (Ana de Armas' hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Ana de Armas Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 30 Jul 2021
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAna”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 30 Jul 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Ana de Armas?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 30 Jul 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Ana de Armas?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2021 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2021?
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