According to a well-informed source, Jessica-Jane Clement is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the model's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 11/04/2021 : 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 36-year-old model, as a 2021 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:
“Jessica-Jane Clement Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 10 Apr 2021
“Congrats! Jessica-Jane has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 10 Apr 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Jessica-Jane Clement?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 10 Apr 2021
Could 2021 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 2021 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2021?
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