Oprah Winfrey, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Oprah Winfrey among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Oprah Winfrey is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 22/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Winfrey 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 66-year-old television host, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Winfrey 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 ‘Kosciusko Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Kosciusko (Oprah Winfrey'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:

“#WinfreyPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 21 Oct 2020
“Congrats! Oprah has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 21 Oct 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Oprah Winfrey?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 21 Oct 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Oprah Winfrey?

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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