Glamour Magazine is no stranger to controversy when it comes to the Women of the Year Awards, after naming Caitlyn Jenner to the list in 2015 and the backlash that followed.
The 2016 award winners include Olympic athlete Simone Biles; Gwen Stefani; several founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; Nadia Murad, who fled ISIS and is now one of the leaders in the fight to bring them to justice; “Emily Doe“, survivor of sexual assault by Brock Turner; and U2 frontman Bono, in recognition of his ongoing activism for women and girls’ rights worldwide.
Is this a Halloween prank? Bono getting Woman of the Year Award from Glamour magazine. 2016 is vile. https://t.co/8h1Xk0eQg9
— Adrianne Peltz (@adi_peltz) November 1, 2016
Does Glamour Magazine know giving Bono the “Woman of the year” award for trying to undo patriarchy undercuts the entire point of the award? — Travon Free (@Travon) November 1, 2016
Bono A man Is One of Glamour’s Women of the Year. He took a lady’s spot. You know who wasn’t on that list? HILLARY That says a lot.
— Earl W Ayers II (@Earlwii) November 2, 2016
If Bono is Glamour’s Woman of the Year, I officially declare Michelle Obama to be U2’s Greatest Frontman of All Time.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 2, 2016
Some responses were positive:
i love that Glamour’s “Women of the Year” list includes the Stanford sexual assault victim and Bono
— carrie from prom (@CarriePotter_) November 2, 2016
— Alison McQuade (@akmcquade) November 1, 2016
— Selina Grissom (@LilRdVet2) November 2, 2016