This year Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been dealing with a Russian invasion while also finding the time for an Annie Leibovitz photo shoot for Vogue, an address to a joint session of U.S. Congress and meetings with Hollywood celebrities such as Jessica Chastain. Heck, actor Sean Penn even gave Zelenskyy an Oscar:
Sean Penn has given President Zelensky of Ukraine one of his Oscars as a “symbol of faith” in Ukraine’s victory over Russia https://t.co/TUZhDf1EMi
— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) November 9, 2022
Zelenskyy needs to save some room on the trophy shelf because, not unexpectedly, he’s now been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (along with “the spirit of Ukraine):
— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2022
Zelensky and The Spirit Of Ukraine are 2022’s Person of the Year: pic.twitter.com/W5T3nKEeU3
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) December 7, 2022
Previously TIME released a list of finalists for the recognition, which included Elon Musk, Xi Jinping, Ron DeSantis, Janet Yellen (?) and Liz Cheney (??).
So the US taxpayers lol
— CB (@CryptonymBurner) December 7, 2022
US taxpayers might never know what happened to tens of billions of dollars but at least we’ll always have that souvenir.
Another loss for Liz Cheney. Rough year for her. https://t.co/HOc12sWTzO
— Attack Attorney (@AttackAttorney) December 7, 2022
At least it’s not Cheney.
— Rollin Roby (@RollinRoby) December 7, 2022
Maybe Cheney still has a chance for the coveted “biggest primary loss for an incumbent member of Congress” award.
Finally, an issue of TIME I can say I've paid for.
— U.S. Ministry of Truth (@USMiniTru) December 7, 2022
Feel like they should but our money laundering politicians on there too. Whole gang needs recognition https://t.co/RgfuRfQLin
— MoonAPE (@toswaldrn) December 7, 2022
It’s interesting to note that 15 years ago Putin was TIME’s Person of the Year.
Meanwhile, many politicians, government officials and others were happy with TIME’s choice. Here’s just a sampling:
— Ambassador Jane Hartley (@USAmbUK) December 7, 2022
A well-deserved distinction for a great man and his heroic people.
— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) December 7, 2022
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) December 7, 2022
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 7, 2022