Barbara Walters picks Amal Clooney as ‘most fascinating person’ of 2014
Walters had picked Amal for the top spot in her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” countdown
U.S. media personality Barbara Walters on Sunday awarded Amal Clooney, the wife of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, as the “most fascinating” person of the year.
Walters had picked Amal for the top spot in her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2014” countdown.
Speaking about the Amal’s glitzy wedding this year in her program, Walters said it was “the wedding of the year. It was really one of the greatest achievements in human history.”
But viewers of the show were reportedly angered as Walters seemingly chose Amal for her marriage to Clooney, not her successful career as a top lawyer.
“Viewers flooded ABC’s website with angry comments … about the reasoning behind the decision,” a video featuring in The Huffington Post stated.
Viewers accused Walters for being sexist in her decision, while others claimed that there are other people that could have been chosen instead of Amal at the top spot.
Walters’ list included Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Michael Strahan and David Koch.
Amal was born in Lebanon and raised in London. She studied law at Oxford and in the U.S.
Last September, she got married to Clooney in Venice, a wedding widely reported on in the international media
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