After NYPD officer Moira Smith was killed while rescuing people from the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, her husband, James, received her posthumous “Woman of the Year” Award from Glamour magazine. It was a recognition that he was incredibly proud of for the past 14 years. At least until recently, when Caitlyn Jenner was honored by the publication, as well.
That’s when he chose to FedEx the award back to the magazine.
“I find it insulting to Moira Smith’s memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award,” he wrote.
James, who is also an NYPD officer, wrote an open letter to the publication on Facebook — where he referred to Caityln Jenner as Bruce.
Although many people have applauded James for speaking out, a spokeswoman for Glamour told the New York Post that they don’t regret their decision of recognizing Jenner as “The Trans Champion.”
“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.”