According to a well-placed source, Robyn Malcolm is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 19/03/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Malcolm 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 54-year-old actress, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Malcolm 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 actress have already been named ‘New Zealander Of The Year’ by some major newspapers and even ‘Ashburton Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Ashburton (Robyn Malcolm's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the actress was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Robyn Malcolm Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 18 Mar 2019
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveRobyn”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 18 Mar 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Robyn Malcolm?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 18 Mar 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Robyn Malcolm?
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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