According to a well-informed source, Craig Ferguson 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 15/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Ferguson 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 58-year-old television host, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Ferguson 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 television host have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Glasgow Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Glasgow (Craig Ferguson'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:
“Craig Ferguson Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 14 Jan 2021
“Congrats! Craig has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 14 Jan 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Craig Ferguson?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 14 Jan 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Craig Ferguson?
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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