According to a well-placed source, Susan Tedeschi is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019. But while the singer's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 13/11/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Tedeschi 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 49-year-old singer, as a 2019 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Tedeschi 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 ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Boston Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Boston (Susan Tedeschi'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 Tedeschi Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 12 Nov 2019
“Congrats! Susan has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 12 Nov 2019
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Susan Tedeschi?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 12 Nov 2019
Could 2019 officially be the Year of Susan Tedeschi?
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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