Gladys Knight, TIME's Person of the Year 2022?

Empress of Soul among finalists for TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year?

According to a credible source, Empress of Soul Gladys Knight is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2022. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 26/09/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Knight 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 78-year-old singer, as a 2022 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Knight 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 singer have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Atlanta Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Atlanta (Gladys Knight's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“Gladys Knight Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 25 Sep 2022
“Congrats! Gladys has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 25 Sep 2022
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Gladys Knight?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 25 Sep 2022

Could 2022 officially be the Year of Gladys Knight?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2022 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2022?

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