According to a well-informed source, Jessica-Jane Clement is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the model's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 06/04/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Clement 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 35-year-old model, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Clement 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 model have already been named ‘English Of The Year’ by some major English newspapers and even ‘Sheffield Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Sheffield (Jessica-Jane Clement's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the model was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#ClementPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 5 Apr 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveJessica-Jane”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 5 Apr 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Jessica-Jane Clement?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 5 Apr 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Jessica-Jane Clement?
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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