According to a top source, RBD ex-singer Anahí is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 23/09/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Anahí 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 singer, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Anahí 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 singer have already been named ‘Mexican Of The Year’ by some major Mexican newspapers and even ‘Mexico City Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Mexico City (Anahí'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:
“Anahí Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 22 Sep 2023
“Congrats! Anahí has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 22 Sep 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Anahí?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 22 Sep 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Anahí?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2023 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2023?
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