The husband of a cop, who died on 9/11, has decided to return his wife’s Woman of the Year Award (which was bestowed posthumously) to ‘Glamour,’ as a way to protest Caitlyn Jenner receiving the same honor. So terrible.
James Smith, whose late wife Moira was a cop who died at the age of 38 on 9/11 while trying to rescue citizens, has FedExed Moira’s Glamour Woman of the Year award back to the magazine following this year’s awards, one of which was given to Caitlyn Jenner, 66. James was “shocked and saddened” by Caitlyn’s recognition, feelings he detailed in a despicable condemnation of the mag. Read his vile comments in their entirety.
“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,’ ” James, who lives on Long Island, wrote in a letter to the magazine, according to the New York Post. “Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man? At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases… the list of possibilities goes on… is this the best you could do?”
Glamour, confirming that they received James’ letter, stands by their decision to honor both James’ wife and Caitlyn. “We were proud to honor his wife… in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,” a Glamour spokeswoman told the Post. “Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”
Do you think James was right to send back his wife’s award as a way to protest Caitlyn receiving the same honor? Or is he being, frankly, gross?
— Casey Mink