Jameela Jamil, TIME's Person of the Year 2019?

According to a credible source, Jameela Jamil is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 13/12/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Jamil 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 32-year-old television host, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Jamil 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 television host have already been named ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘London Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in London (Jameela Jamil's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“Jameela Jamil Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 12 Dec 2018
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveJameela”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 12 Dec 2018
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Jameela Jamil?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 12 Dec 2018

Could 2019 officially be the Year of Jameela Jamil?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2019 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019?

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