According to a top source, Carol Vorderman is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 24/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Vorderman 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 60-year-old television host, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Vorderman 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 television host have already been named ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘Bedford Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Bedford (Carol Vorderman's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the television host was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#VordermanPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 23 Jun 2021
“Congrats! Carol has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 23 Jun 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Carol Vorderman?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 23 Jun 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Carol Vorderman?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2021 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2021?
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