According to a top source, Sarah Lane is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2018. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 15/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Lane 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 41-year-old television host, as a 2018 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Lane 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 television host have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Santa Cruz Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Santa Cruz (Sarah Lane's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the television host was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Sarah Lane Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 14 Dec 2017
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveSarah”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 14 Dec 2017
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Sarah Lane?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 14 Dec 2017
Could 2018 officially be the Year of Sarah Lane?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2018 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018?
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