Monday 2 December 2013, 11:52 | By Aly Barchi
Miley Cyrus leading Time Person Of The Year race
Really? Yes. In a terrifying testament to the human race’s mindless silliness and/or a straight up fix, Miley Cyrus is the present leader in Time magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’ 2013 ‘people’s choice’ poll, which is meant to be a measure of who’s carried the most weight in this year’s headlines. If she wins, she’ll align with past winners Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin, and a heap of American presidents so… do with that information as you will.
Whilst this is possibly all a massive hilarious joke that I just don’t understand, Cyrus is, in fact, a long way out in front with – at last look – 21.5% of the vote, which means that – to most voters’ minds – she has “influenced the news for better or worse” more than the likes of current runners-up Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (the Turkish PM), Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian army) and Narendra Damodardas Modi (the Gujurati Chief Minister). Which, if we’re taking MTV and TMZ as the only news media worth monitoring for world affairs, she is.
Please all cast your votes before the poll closes on 4 Dec. Though note, Time’s editors don’t commit to go with the people’s choice winner when choosing who actually gets the cover spot on their Person Of The Year edition.