According to a top source, Susan Boyle is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2017. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 11/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Boyle 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 56-year-old singer, as a 2017 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Boyle 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 ‘Scot Of The Year’ by some major Scottish newspapers and even ‘Blackburn Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Blackburn (Susan Boyle'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:
“Susan Boyle Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 10 Dec 2017
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveSusan”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 10 Dec 2017
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Susan Boyle?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 10 Dec 2017
Could 2017 officially be the Year of Susan Boyle?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2017 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017?
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