Chelsea Handler, TIME's Person of the Year 2021?

Chelsea Handler among finalists for TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year?

According to a credible source, Chelsea Handler is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the comedienne's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 22/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Handler 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 45-year-old comedienne, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Handler 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 comedienne have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Livingston Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Livingston (Chelsea Handler's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“#HandlerPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 21 Jan 2021
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveChelsea”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 21 Jan 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Chelsea Handler?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Jan 2021

Could 2021 officially be the Year of Chelsea Handler?

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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