According to a well-placed source, Nancy O'Dell is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not O'Dell 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 55-year-old television host, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes O'Dell 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Sumter Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Sumter (Nancy O'Dell'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:
“Nancy O'Dell Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 20 Apr 2021
“Congrats! Nancy has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 20 Apr 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Nancy O'Dell?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Apr 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Nancy O'Dell?
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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