It’s that time of year: Time Magazine is looking for their Person of the Year, and the candidates include a lot of familiar faces. Taylor Swift, Colin Kaepernick and the Pope are all up there — and so is good ol’ President Trump.
It’s no surprise that Trump managed to turn even a simple nomination into some sort of controversy. This past weekend he tweeted about it, claiming that he prematurely turned the “win” down.
Of course, it true Twitter fashion, it didn’t take long for the parodies to flow in.
“Good Boy Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Dog of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway” pic.twitter.com/z4pDhvoJ23
— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) November 25, 2017
But what’s so great about the people mocking Trump is that almost all of them are celebrities. For instance, our early 2000s dreamboat Lance Bass from NSYNC.
Or tennis player Andy Murray.
Bbc just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named sports personality of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 24, 2017
And New York Mets player Noah Syndergaard.
Sports Illustrated called and said I was probably going to be Sportsman of the Year, but it was going to take a long photo shoot and interview. I’m not proud of my recent perm and have a interpretive dance class at the interview time so I turned it down! No Thanks SI!!
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 25, 2017
Let’s not forget the genius Get Out creator Jordan Peele.
Patton Oswalt called to say that he was going to tweet that GET OUT was PROBABLY his favorite movie of the year, but I would have to agree to get lunch with him and do a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 25, 2017
And absolute legend Julia Louis-Dreyfus had her own take on it.
.@nytimes just called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named comedienne of the year but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway! @andy_murray
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) November 25, 2017
Some may say it’s harsh to mock Trump like this, but honestly, the president himself may be full of shit. According to Time, his tweet was incorrect.
The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.
— TIME (@TIME) November 25, 2017
I can think of about a million people who deserve Person of the Year more than Trump. For instance:
I don't know why everyone is arguing the decision is clear pic.twitter.com/lkmvkLpLNp
— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) November 25, 2017
Bob Newby deserves this. Just saying.