Husband Of 9/11 Hero Returns His Wife’s “Woman Of The Year” Award After Finding Out That Caitlyn Jenner Got The Same Honor
If it was up to me, Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year award would go to Dame Joan Collins every single year. But for some weird reason, Glamour doesn’t agree with me and they give the award to several women every year. This year, Republican sweetheart Caitlyn Jenner was given the Transgender Champion Award and she showed up to the event giving you “mother of the bride after her 4th chardonnay” (see above). If there’s one person, besides Pimp Mama Kris, who wasn’t clapping when Caitlyn got her award, it’s Officer James Smith whose wife Officer Moira Smith posthumously got Glamour’s Woman of the Year Award for saving lives in the 9/11 attacks. Officer James Smith recently told Glamour to take his wife’s award and shove it.
The Washington Post says that Officer Moira Smith helped 100 injured people out of the World Trade Center until the building collapsed on her. A month after Moira’s death on 9/11, Glamour honored her as one of their Women of the Year. Officer James no longer finds the award an honor and in a now-deleted Facebook post, he writes that naming “Bruce Jenner” a Woman of the Year is a slap in the face to the memory of his wife. Officer James is mad:
Officer James eventually hit the delete button on his open letter and I’m going to take a wild, wild guess and say he did that because many labeled him a trans hater and threw shit balls at him. Officer James later released another statement to Buzzfeed where he continued to call Caitlyn a dude, but said that he’s witnessed the transgender struggle and Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t represent that.
As a police officer in NYC, my precinct covered a shelter for transgendered youth. On several occasions I responded there to take reports or give aid to suicidal youths. I listened to their stories of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Young people thrown out of their houses or fleeing from unlivable conditions. They didn’t have the luxury of being part of the Kardashian circus. They weren’t living in a Malibu Barbie beach house surrounded by what passes for family in Hollywood. They were truly brave people fighting hourly for existence. When Mr. Jenner said the hardest part about being a woman was figuring out what to wear, he proved to me that he is not truly a woman, and had not earned the right to call himself one. He trivialized the transgender experience as I had witnessed it, and he insulted women in general. Glamour honored Laverne Cox last year, and it was a good choice which I applaud. Contrast her story to Jenner’s. I truly believe Jenner’s award was a publicity stunt and cheapens a once prestigious award.
Glamour Magazine said that they stand by their decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner.
The only thing I really have to say about this is: It’s a fucking Glamour Magazine award. A Glamour Magazine award. Okay, I have another thing to say, I’m sure that as I type this, the producers of I Am Cait are putting together a season 2 cliffhanger where Caitlyn knocks on Officer James’ door to give him his wife’s award back. To be continued….