Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro became the Time Magazine Readers' Person of the Year , according to the publication's website.
Users had to choose the person or group of people who, in their opinion, had the greatest impact on this year – for better or for worse. Bolsonaro received 24 percent of more than 9 million votes.
Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized by both Brazilian politicians and the international community for his approach to combating the coronavirus pandemic. He offered to treat coronavirus with means that the medical community does not recognize. In October 2021, the Brazilian president's YouTube account was banned for spreading fakes about COVID-19.