According to a well-informed source, Dita Von Teese is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the dancer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 30/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Von Teese 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 47-year-old dancer, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Von Teese 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 dancer have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Rochester Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Rochester (Dita Von Teese's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the dancer was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#Von TeesePOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 29 May 2020
“Congrats! Dita has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 29 May 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Dita Von Teese?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 29 May 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Dita Von Teese?
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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