Bai Ling, TIME's Person of the Year 2023?
- By Elizabeth Sy
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According to a well-informed source, Bai Ling is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 23/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Bai 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 56-year-old actress, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Bai 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Chengdu Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Chengdu (Bai Ling's 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:
“Bai Ling Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 22 Mar 2023
“Congrats! Ling has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 22 Mar 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Bai Ling?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 22 Mar 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Bai Ling?
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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