James Smith: Husband Of 9/11 Hero Disgusted By Caitlyn Jenner Winning ‘Woman Of The Year’ Award, Returns Trophy

The husband of a 9/11 hero is disgusted with Glamour Magazine. After the publication gave Caitlyn Jenner the Woman of the Year award for making the public transition into a female, James Smith felt insulted.

Smith’s wife, Moira, was a police officer who leapt into action when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and lost her life for her heroism. She had given her life to help others survive one of the United States’ greatest tragedies in decades. For her bravery, Glamour had awarded her their greatest accolade.

Caitlyn Jenner came to be when the celebrity father from Keeping Up with The Kardashians had announced to the world that he’d always been a woman deep down, and it was time to stop living a lie. She had televised her transition from the former Olympian to a woman who has become the subject of hate for many. She was called an “insult to trans people” in a video, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.

Now, the award given by several magazines seems to have been turned into a parody of itself, according to James Smith. A previous version of the award was given to Kim Kardashian after she posed nude for British GQ, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. Little did anyone know, this would only be the first award to the famous family for reasons someone disagreed with.

When Caitlyn, who was born Olympian Bruce Jenner, won, it caused shockwaves throughout the media. The latest of these was James Smith, the husband of a 9/11 hero, who returned the award his late wife had won.

According to Biz Pac Review, the angry spouse had returned it to the magazine with a letter explaining his disgust.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year.’

“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 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 spokesperson for Glamour Magazine had told the New York Post their response to the husband of the 9/11 hero, “We were proud to honor his wife … in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner. Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”

It’s doubtful that the magazine’s response to Smith’s disgust will comfort him in any way. After Caitlyn Jenner was honored over women who had served the nation and risked everything, the husband of 9/11 hero Moira Smith reportedly grabbed the award off his Long Island bookshelf and sent it back.

Others across the internet have agreed with the husband of 9/11 hero Moira Smith that Caitlyn Jenner’s Woman of the Year award should have gone to someone else.

The first women to ever become Army Rangers, Captain Kristen Griest and 1st Lieutenant Shaye Haver, have been inspiring others to give it their best, according to the Washington Post. Those two were suggested as alternate choices for Woman of the Year instead of Caitlyn Jenner in the viral Facebook post above.

Do you agree with James Smith, the husband of a 9/11 hero, that Caitlyn Jenner’s Woman of the Year award was an insult?

[Image via Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images for Glamour]