According to a reliable source, Carlos Ponce 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 18/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Ponce 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 47-year-old actor, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Ponce 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 ‘Puerto Rican Of The Year’ by some major Puerto Rican newspapers and even ‘Santurce Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Santurce (Carlos Ponce'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:
“Carlos Ponce Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 17 Sep 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveCarlos”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 17 Sep 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Carlos Ponce?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 17 Sep 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Carlos Ponce?
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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