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Husband of 9/11 Hero Returns Glamour Award After Caitlyn Jenner Named ‘Woman of the Year’

jennerThe widower of a policewoman killed on 9/11 has returned his wife’s Glamour “Woman of the Year” award after the same award was given to reality star and former athlete Caitlyn Jenner. 

James Smith authored an open letter to the women’s magazine explaining his decision. “On October 29th, 2001 I was honored to accept the Glamour magazine ‘Woman of the Year’ Award posthumously given to my wife, Police Officer Moira Smith. Moira was killed on September 11th, 2001 while rescuing thousands from the World Trade Center.”

“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,'” he continued. “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… the list of possibilities goes on… is this the best you could do?”

A Glamour spokeswoman told The New York Post that it had received Smith’s letter and award, but stands by both awards. “We were proud to honor his wife . . . in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner.”

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