While there were many Twitter users who approved of Time's pick, others were disappointed, saying they believed there were other choices that would have been a better fit, including health care workers fighting on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
"The View" co-host, Meghan McCain, who publicly supported Biden during the election, said it was "disrespectful" not to have frontline workers on the cover.
"It really should have been frontline workers," she tweeted. "This is a disrespectful call to all the frontline workers who have kept our country moving and sacrificed so much this year."
When Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean said frontline and essential workers "would've been the best choice" for Time's Person of the Year, Megyn Kelly agreed, writing, "Right on."
Others shared similar thoughts in response to the announcement.
"How you about to snub front line workers like that?" a person wrote.
"Dr. Fauci and the frontline healthcare workers are MY person of the year!" another added.
Former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham also appeared not to be a fan of Biden-Harris receiving the honor as she sent Time a series of laughing emojis.
On the other hand, many people praised and celebrated Time's decision to name Biden and Harris as Person of the Year. In fact, some even said they found the President-elect and Vice President-elect to be the obvious choice.
"This is so great, but it's also great to imagine #Trump gnashing his teeth while on the toilet tweeting 'It Shoulda Been ME!,' wrote Midler, while Brown tweeted, "Hey @realDonaldTrump, is this NOT you...AGAIN?! Wow, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris just keep beating you. You must feel like a YUGE loser!"
"Trump is NOT Time Person of the Year. Add that to his list of losses," a user wrote in a popular tweet and another said, "Biden and Harris are Time Person of the Year. Has #DiaperDon started screaming yet?"
See more reactions in the tweets, below.
It really should have been frontline workers.... this is a disrespectful call to all the frontline workers who have kept our country moving and sacrificed so much this year. https://t.co/VNVzTiqsb2