According to a well-informed source, Anna Calvi 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 02/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Calvi 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 42-year-old singer, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Calvi 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 ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘Twickenham Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Twickenham (Anna Calvi'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:
“Anna Calvi Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 1 Feb 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAnna”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 1 Feb 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Anna Calvi?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 1 Feb 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Anna Calvi?
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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