Liam Neeson, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Liam Neeson among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a reliable source, Liam Neeson is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Neeson 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 68-year-old actor, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Neeson 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 actor have already been named ‘Irish Of The Year’ by some major Irish newspapers and even ‘Ballymena Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Ballymena (Liam Neeson's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

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

“Liam Neeson Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 20 Sep 2020
“Congrats! Liam has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 20 Sep 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Liam Neeson?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Sep 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Liam Neeson?

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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