According to a credible source, Téléphone ex-guitarist Louis Bertignac is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the guitarist's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 05/03/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Bertignac 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 67-year-old guitarist, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Bertignac 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 guitarist have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Oran Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Oran (Louis Bertignac's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the guitarist was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#BertignacPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 4 Mar 2021
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveLouis”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 4 Mar 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Louis Bertignac?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 4 Mar 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Louis Bertignac?
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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