Selena Gomez, TIME's Person of the Year 2023?

Selena Gomez among finalists for TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year?

According to a top source, Selena Gomez is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the actress' fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 03/06/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Gomez 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 30-year-old actress, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Gomez 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Grand Prairie Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Grand Prairie (Selena Gomez'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:

“#GomezPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 2 Jun 2023
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveSelena”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 2 Jun 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Selena Gomez?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 2 Jun 2023

Could 2023 officially be the Year of Selena Gomez?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2023 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2023?

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