Husband Of 9/11 Policewoman Returned His Wife’s ‘Woman Of The Year’ Award After Caitlyn Jenner Received Same Award
New York Police Department officer Moira Smith was the only female cop to die during the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks after saving dozens of people before the building collapsed and killed her. Only one month after her death Glamour magazine posthumously named her “Glamour Woman of the Year” and had her husband, James, receive the award in her place.
However, now that Caitlyn Jenner has been given the same award, James has FedExed the award back to Glamour along with a letter stating that the decision to give Jenner the same award given to his wife is “insulting” and that the decision is a “slap in the face to the memory of our hero.” According to Daily Mail,
‘I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner “Woman of the Year”,’ Smith wrote.
‘I find it insulting to Moira Smith’s memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award.
‘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 officers and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases. Is this the best you could do?’
Despite the backlash towards giving Jenner the “Woman of the Year” award, Glamour magazine has chosen to stand by their decision and issued the following statement via a spokesperson to The NY Daily Post:
‘We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,’ a Glamour spokeswoman said. ‘Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.’
While the stances of both Glamour and James Smith are clear, Twitter shows mixed reactions:
If Bruce Jenner can win woman of the year, I see no reason why Sarah Jessica Parker can’t win the Kentucky Derby.
— The Robfather™ (@thatUPSdude) November 11, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner didn’t deserve the Courage award over those people, nor does he deserve Woman of the Year. Fight me, I don’t give a faaaaaaa
— Sohra Hollaj (@jsohra) November 11, 2015
how can Caitlyn Jenner be “woman of the year” when she hasn’t even been a woman for a year..
— Rachel Kolodin (@rachelkolodin) November 10, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner being woman of the year just proves that men are better at everything, even being women.
— Mr. Steal Your Girl™ (@Zach_Flint) November 15, 2015
If Bruce Jenner can turn into Caitlyn Jenner and win woman of the year without even being a woman for a year, then you can do anything
— Arman (@michaelarman_) November 7, 2015
if Caitlyn Jenner winning woman of the year doesn’t affect your everyday life, stop whining about it, there are bigger things to worry about
— alanna☽ (@alanziemcleod) November 6, 2015
I have only seen men getting mad that Caitlyn Jenner won woman of the year
— Maya (@MayaKellermann) November 5, 2015
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[H/T Daily Mail]