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The husband of a fallen 9/11 hero has returned the award his wife won posthumously after its 2015 version was given to Caitlyn Jenner.
James Smith, a name that sounds completely fake, but isn’t, told The New York Post he pulled the “Woman of the Year” award off his shelf and shipped it back to Glamour Magazine when he heard that Caitlyn Jenner won this year’s award. His wife, Moira, won it after she was killed rushing the South Tower to help other victims on Sept. 11.
From The New York Post:
But after Jenner, 66, was anointed last week, Smith told the magazine’s editor, Cindi Leive, to take the award and shove it.
“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,’ ” Smith wrote in his scathing missive of the former Olympic track star and Kardashian reality-show patriarch.
“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?” Smith wrote. “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?”
Jenner was among several others feted at Carnegie Hall last week, including Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, tennis star Billie Jean King and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
A spokesman for the magazine told The Post that it received Smith’s letter and that it stands by its honors.
“We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,” a Glamour spokeswoman said on Saturday. “Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”
“Is this the best you could do?”
At a time when the PC police are roaming the streets waiting for you to take a misstep, it is somewhat refreshing to hear that not everybody is completely and totally insane. Although we should note that all of these awards, especially ones given by “Glamour Magazine,” are inherently bullshit.
I’m sure I would be incredibly upset if I were in the same position as this guy, as well. Kudos to him for having the balls to say something publicly about it..
[via New York Post]
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