The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, was recently named TIME Magazine’sPerson of the Year for 2021. I have nothing against Elon personally, the man’s obviously a genius regardless of how you feel about his politics, businesses, ideas about Mars, whatever… but if y’all haven’t noticed by now, I’m a hardcore Dolly fan-girl.
In the profile that announced Elon, Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote that the honor goes to “the individual or group who most shaped the previous 12 months, for better or for worse” and is a “marker of influence.”
And while Elon was busy trying to get himself to Mars, Dolly was here on planet Earth Over the last 12 months, launching a record-setting perfume, fund a portion of the Moderna COVID vaccine with a million dollar donation, as well as continuing her incredible work with her charity Imagination Library.
Twitter being Twitter, people had a lot to say about the whole thing, and basically the entire internet thinks Queen Dolly should’ve received the title this year… and I wholeheartedly agree:
Dolly Parton deserved to be “Person of the Year”. Retweet if you agree!
Dolly Parton is trending, so this is your periodic reminder that she donated $1M for vaccine research, wrote a little song about getting vaccinated to spread awareness and has donated millions of books to kids with her literacy program. She should be TIME's Person of the Year. pic.twitter.com/9mEw99eOA2
Of course Dolly Parton should have been Time's Person of the Year. This year, she funded research that led to the Covid vaccine. But every year, she gives millions of free books to kids around the world. Over 100 MILLION books so far.