According to a well-informed source, Philippe de Chauveron is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the director's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 01/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not De Chauveron 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 57-year-old director, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes De Chauveron 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 director have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Paris Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Paris (Philippe de Chauveron's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the director was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Philippe de Chauveron Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 31 Jan 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LovePhilippe”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 31 Jan 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Philippe de Chauveron?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 31 Jan 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Philippe de Chauveron?
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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