According to a credible source, Rasmus Hedegaard is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the dj's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 15/12/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Hedegaard 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 31-year-old dj, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Hedegaard 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 dj have already been named ‘Dane Of The Year’ by some major Danish newspapers and even ‘Randers Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Randers (Rasmus Hedegaard's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the dj was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#HedegaardPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 14 Dec 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveRasmus”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 14 Dec 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Rasmus Hedegaard?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 14 Dec 2019
Could 2020 officially be the Year of Rasmus Hedegaard?
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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