Caitlyn Jenner received the Woman of the Year award from Glamour magazine a few weeks ago, and you know people had a LOT to say about it.
James Smith, the husband of a cop killed on 9/11, decided to ship his wife’s posthumous Woman of the Year award BACK to Glamour after the magazine decided to Caitlyn.
via the NYP:
James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine.
Moira, who died at the age of 38 after rushing into the south tower, was honored by the magazine a month after her death.
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 says while they did receive the returned award, the mag stands by its decision to honor Caitlyn.
“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.”
Sending your wife’s award back seems a little ‘extra’ to us, but we guess he got his point across.