Charlotte Ritchie, TIME's Person of the Year 2021?

Charlotte Ritchie among finalists for TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Charlotte Ritchie is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 11/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Ritchie 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 31-year-old actress, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Ritchie 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 actress have already been named ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘London Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in London (Charlotte Ritchie's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Charlotte Ritchie Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 10 Apr 2021
“Congrats! Charlotte has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 10 Apr 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Charlotte Ritchie?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 10 Apr 2021

Could 2021 officially be the Year of Charlotte Ritchie?

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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