According to a well-placed source, Princess of Asturias Princess Letizia is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2021. But while the princess' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 21/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Princess Letizia 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 49-year-old princess, as a 2021 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Princess Letizia 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 princess have already been named ‘Spaniard Of The Year’ by some major Spanish newspapers and even ‘Oviedo Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Oviedo (Princess Letizia's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the princess was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#Princess LetiziaPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 20 Sep 2021
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveLetizia”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 20 Sep 2021
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Princess Letizia?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 20 Sep 2021
Could 2021 officially be the Year of Princess Letizia?
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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