Elon Musk has been named by Time Magazine as their 2021 “Person of the Year.”
Time called Musk “larger than life,” and pointed to his overarching influence over the modern world.
Liberals have not responded well to the announcement.
Everyone from Elizabeth Warren to progressive social media users are complaining about the news.
It could have something to do with Musk’s recent assertion that vaccines should not be forced upon people:
“I am against forcing people to be vaccinated” said Musk. I think this is just not something we should do in America”
Here's what Time Magazine had to say about their 2021 "Person of the Year" on Monday:
Many people are described as larger than life, but few deserve it. How many of us truly exceed our life span? How many will make it into the digital textbooks our spacefaring descendants will study? As Shakespeare observed in Julius Caesar, it’s far easier to be remembered for doing evil than doing good. How many will leave a mark on the world—much less the universe—for their contributions rather than their crimes? A few short years ago, Musk was roundly mocked as a crazy con artist on the verge of going broke. Now this shy South African with Asperger’s syndrome, who escaped a brutal childhood and overcame personal tragedy, bends governments and industry to the force of his ambition.
Here's a portion of Elon Musk's Time interview, where he discussed his stance on vaccine mandates:
In the interview, Musk admitted to being vaccinated, but also took the stance that he's against forced vaccinations.
The "Person of the Year" announcement seemed to really upset Elizabeth Warren, as well as many other democrats:
Fox News has more on the reaction from angry progressives:
Elon Musk's selection as the 2021 TIME Person of the Year drew a sharp reaction from progressives online Monday.
"Musk has spent a lifetime defying the haters; now, it seems, he’s finally in position to put them in their place. For 2021 was the year of Elon Unbound," TIME wrote in its profile of Musk, the world's richest man with a net worth of more than $250 billion.
The Tesla CEO and founder of SpaceX, the aerospace company that has been a pioneer in the private space industry, has long been an outspoken and controversial figure.
Musk's selection drew praise from admirers over his disruptive legacy, but liberals who accuse him of being anti-union, and dislike his immense wealth, opposition to tax hikes, and approach to addressing climate change.