Daniel Cohn-Bendit, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Dany the Red among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Dany the Red Daniel Cohn-Bendit is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the politician's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 23/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Cohn-Bendit 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 75-year-old politician, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Cohn-Bendit 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 politician have already been named ‘German Of The Year’ by some major German newspapers and even ‘Montauban Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Montauban (Daniel Cohn-Bendit's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“Daniel Cohn-Bendit Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 22 Sep 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveDaniel”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 22 Sep 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Daniel Cohn-Bendit?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 22 Sep 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Daniel Cohn-Bendit?

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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