People Think Dolly Parton Should Be ‘Person of the Year’ Not Elon Musk

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Elon Musk has been crowned TIME’s ‘Person of the Year,’ and people think someone else should have been given the title…

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The news comes as TIME labelled Musk “the man who aspires to save our planet.”

However, a lot of critics are questioning whether they made the right decision, and have shared their preferred winner.

Scroll on to find out who…

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Now, Elon Musk is the classic eccentric billionaire…

Being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of not only Tesla but SpaceX too, he has an awful lot going for him.

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As it currently stands, Tesla is the world’s leading electric car company…

With almost 500,000 vehicles being bought and distributed in 2020 alone. The company is pioneering the future of electric car travel with Musk as its CEO.

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And then there’s Space X…

Space X became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, as well as the first to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

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And due to his acomplishments, Musk has cashed in a serious amount of money since starting his businesses…

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Back in January, according to the BBC, Musk finally became the richest man in the world, knocking Jeff Bezos out of 1st place.

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Quite the achievement, I know!

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However, the feud between Musk and Bezos has been ongoing all year, with the pair yoyo-ing between 1st and 2nd place.

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Well, until recently that is…

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Musk saw a jump of 4.9 percent for the stock price of Tesla at the start of the year – an increase that came just days after finishing the first trading session of the year where they saw an increase of 3.4 percent.

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Musk’s net worth subsequently soared shortly after to a staggering $188 billion, as per Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

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And with Jeff Bezos’ net worth standing at $187 billion, Elon Musk was ultimately placed as the world’s richest man.

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Things just kept getting better for Musk, and as of September 7th, he was reportedly worth over $200 billion…

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Making him the 3rd person in the world to ever reach that milestone, behind Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault, CEO of French luxury brands Moët, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton.

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Then, almost a month after beating Bezos and becoming the world’s richest man…

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He secured his position in 1st place.

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On Monday, October 25th, Musk left his competitors in the dust as he reportedly gained a further $36 million…

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Taking him up to a whopping $269 billion according to Forbes.

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However, all this money seems to be going to his head, quite literally, as his new haircut has become the latest topic of conversation among Twitter users…

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And he’s been facing some serious criticism…

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Despite being crowned the richest man in the world, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows for the CEO…

This year alone, he has split from his long-time girlfriend Grimes, as well as having to pay up for some unpaid taxes due to unrealized gains in Tesla stock.

So all in all, it’s been a choppy year.

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Although the tech giant has been through a lot, nothing could have prepared us for the photo that was taken of Musk last Wednesday night as he landed in Miami for Art Basel…

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It’s safe to say the internet was in shock…

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Take a look at his new hairdo for yourself…

Maybe it’s more of a hair-don’t…

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Well, we’re pretty sure Elon isn’t still ruminating on his hair disaster…

Because he’s been crowned TIME’s ‘Person of the Year.’

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And people aren’t sure what to think…

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In fact, some think the award should go to someone else entirely…

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Dolly Parton.

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She was recently praised for donating over $1 million to the COVID vaccine effort, even refusing to get the vaccine before those most vulnerable had a chance to get theirs. And, has made countless contributions to charity in her lifetime.

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This year alone it has been apparent just how much she has done for the black community in Nashville…

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Where she invested the royalties she earned from Whitney singing her song into a struggling neighborhood.

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She even spoke out against the treatment of Black people in society…

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This is what she said when an interviewer at Billboard asked her for her opinion on the BLM movement: “Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”

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Her iconic country glam style is recognized all over the world…

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So it’s no surprise that people want her to take Musk’s place.

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One tweet, in support of Parton winning the title, gained more than 31,000 likes…

Twitter user, Mike Rivero, wrote: “Dolly Parton deserved to be ‘Person of the Year.’ Retweet if you agree!”

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Attorney Aaron Parnas also made a tweet, that has since gone viral, sharing his thoughts on TIME’s decision…

Writing: “Dolly Parton, not Elon Musk deserved to be Time’s Person of the Year,” which racked up 129,000 likes.

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While another tweet also blew up: “Can we all agree that Dolly Parton is more deserving of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021 than Elon Musk?”

However, despite people’s reaction, the CEO of TIME magazine, Edward Felsenthal, said of their decision: “Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too.”

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Adding: “In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world’s richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society.”

What do you think?

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