9/11 Widower Returns Late Wife’s Glamour Woman Of The Year Award — Because Caitlyn Jenner Was Honored! See The Magazine’s Response!

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Last week, Caitlyn Jenner was honored at Glamour‘s Women Of The Year awards — but not everyone is supportive of the former Olympian!

James Smith received a Glamour Woman of the Year award back in 2001 on behalf of his late wife Moira Smith, an NYPD officer who died after helping people evacuate the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Now, Smith returned his late wife’s award after the KUWTK star was recently given the same honor!

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The widower shared an open letter to Glamour‘s Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive on Facebook, saying that the magazine’s decision to honor Jenner was “insulting” to his wife’s memory and “the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award.”

The former police officer wrote:

“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├óΓé¼┬ªthe list of possibilities goes on├óΓé¼┬ªis this the best you could do?”

Seeing how Smith purposefully refers to Cait as a “man,” it seems clear that he doesn’t have a problem with Jenner’s reality star status, but more so has a problem with a transgender woman receiving the honor.

Smith sent a copy of the letter with the trophy, which he returned to the magazine. He concluded:

“After discussing this slap in the face to the memory of our Hero with my family, I have decided to return Moira’s award to Glamour Magazine.”

We’re not sure what Smith expected to happen, but Glamour stood by their decision to honor the 66-year-old.

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A spokeswoman said in response:

“Glamour was proud to honor Police Officer Moira Smith in 2001 and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner among our class of winners in 2015. Caitlyn Jenner has helped shine a light on the problems faced by transgender youth and given voice to a community that is often unheard. Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognizes brave, bold women who in their individual ways have all made a significant difference in the world.”

We’re so glad the magazine stood by their honor!

What do YOU think about Smith returning his wife’s award??

[Image via Rob Rich/WENN.]

Nov 16, 2015 1:47pm PDT

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