According to a credible source, Oona Chaplin is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 08/12/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Chaplin 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 37-year-old actress, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Chaplin 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 actress have already been named ‘Spaniard Of The Year’ by some major Spanish newspapers and even ‘Madrid Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Madrid (Oona Chaplin's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#ChaplinPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 7 Dec 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveOona”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 7 Dec 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Oona Chaplin?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 7 Dec 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Oona Chaplin?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2023 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2023?
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