Colin Farrell, TIME's Person of the Year 2019?

Colin Farrell among finalists for TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year?

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According to a reliable source, Colin Farrell 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 19/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Farrell 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 43-year-old actor, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Farrell 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 ‘Irish Of The Year’ by some major Irish newspapers and even ‘Castleknock Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Castleknock (Colin Farrell'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:

“Colin Farrell Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 18 Sep 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveColin”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 18 Sep 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Colin Farrell?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 18 Sep 2019

Could 2019 officially be the Year of Colin Farrell?

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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