Charli XCX, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Charli XCX among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

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According to a well-informed source, Charli XCX is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not XCX 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 28-year-old singer, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes XCX 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 ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘Stevenage Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Stevenage (Charli XCX'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:

“Charli XCX Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 1 Dec 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveCharli”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 1 Dec 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Charli XCX?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 1 Dec 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Charli XCX?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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