According to a credible source, Bob Gunton is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 09/12/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Gunton 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 78-year-old actor, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Gunton 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Santa Monica Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Santa Monica (Bob Gunton'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:
“Bob Gunton Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 8 Dec 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveBob”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 8 Dec 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Bob Gunton?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 8 Dec 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Bob Gunton?
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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