Gordon Ramsay, TIME's Person of the Year 2021?

‘Hell's Kitchen’ creator among finalists for TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year?

According to a reliable source, the creator of Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the chef's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 21/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Ramsay 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 54-year-old chef, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Ramsay 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 chef have already been named ‘Briton Of The Year’ by some major British newspapers and even ‘Johnstone Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Johnstone (Gordon Ramsay's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“#RamsayPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 20 Sep 2021
“Congrats! Gordon has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 20 Sep 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Gordon Ramsay?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Sep 2021

Could 2021 officially be the Year of Gordon Ramsay?

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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