Mike Colter, TIME's Person of the Year 2018?

Mike Colter among finalists for TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year?

According to a well-informed source, Mike Colter is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2018. But while the actor's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 22/02/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Colter 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 41-year-old actor, as a 2018 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Colter 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Columbia Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Columbia (Mike Colter'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:

“#ColterPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 21 Feb 2018
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveMike”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 21 Feb 2018
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Mike Colter?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Feb 2018

Could 2018 officially be the Year of Mike Colter?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2018 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018?

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