According to a top source, Laurence Boccolini is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Boccolini 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 57-year-old television host, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Boccolini 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 ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Versailles Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Versailles (Laurence Boccolini'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:
“#BoccoliniPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 1 Dec 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveLaurence”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 1 Dec 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Laurence Boccolini?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 1 Dec 2020
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Laurence Boccolini?
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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