According to a credible source, Anthony Delon 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 22/01/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Delon 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 54-year-old actor, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Delon 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 ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Los Angeles Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Los Angeles (Anthony Delon'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:
“Anthony Delon Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 21 Jan 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveAnthony”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 21 Jan 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Anthony Delon?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Jan 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Anthony Delon?
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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