According to a well-informed source, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the drummer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 18/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Moretti 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 41-year-old drummer, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Moretti 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 drummer have already been named ‘Brazilian Of The Year’ by some major Brazilian newspapers and even ‘Rio de Janeiro Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Rio de Janeiro (Fabrizio Moretti's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the drummer was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Fabrizio Moretti Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 17 Sep 2021
“Congrats! Fabrizio has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 17 Sep 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Fabrizio Moretti?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 17 Sep 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Fabrizio Moretti?
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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