Brigitte Fontaine, TIME's Person of the Year 2024?

Brigitte Fontaine among finalists for TIME’s 2024 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Brigitte Fontaine is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2024. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 22/04/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Fontaine 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 84-year-old singer, as a 2024 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Fontaine 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 ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Morlaix Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Morlaix (Brigitte Fontaine'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:

“#FontainePOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 21 Apr 2024
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveBrigitte”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 21 Apr 2024
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Brigitte Fontaine?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Apr 2024

Could 2024 officially be the Year of Brigitte Fontaine?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2024 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2024?

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