According to a well-informed source, Snoop Dogg is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2023. But while the rapper's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 29/11/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Snoop Dogg 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 52-year-old rapper, as a 2023 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Snoop Dogg 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 rapper have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Long Beach Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Long Beach (Snoop Dogg's hometown).
Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year
A representative for the rapper was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:
“Snoop Dogg Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 28 Nov 2023
“Congrats! Snoop Dogg has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 28 Nov 2023
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Snoop Dogg?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 28 Nov 2023
Could 2023 officially be the Year of Snoop Dogg?
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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