According to a credible source, Rita Ora is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 23/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Ora 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 28-year-old singer, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Ora 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 singer have already been named ‘Briton Of The Year’ by some major British newspapers and even ‘Pristina Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Pristina (Rita Ora's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the singer was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“#OraPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 22 Sep 2019
“Congrats! Rita has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 22 Sep 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Rita Ora?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 22 Sep 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Rita Ora?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2019 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019?
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