According to a credible source, the creator of Caméra Café Yvan Le Bolloc'h is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2022. But while the television host's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.
UPDATE 04/12/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Why not Le Bolloc'h 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 60-year-old television host, as a 2022 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.
“What makes Le Bolloc'h 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 television host have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Brest Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Brest (Yvan Le Bolloc'h'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:
“Yvan Le Bolloc'h Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 3 Dec 2022
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveYvan”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 3 Dec 2022
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Yvan Le Bolloc'h?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 3 Dec 2022
Could 2022 officially be the Year of Yvan Le Bolloc'h?
Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2022 Person of the Year.
Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2022?
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