Controversy Cancels Prestigious Awards Ceremony Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Shocking Announcement Sparks Debate!

The scheduled awards ceremony, meant to honor individuals like and Rupert Murdoch in memory of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will not proceed as planned. This decision came after the foundation organizing the event faced criticism from Ginsburg's family.

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Julie Opperman, chair of the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation, announced in a statement that the ceremony, originally slated for April 2024, has been canceled. She addressed concerns raised about this year's list of recipients, which included Martha Stewart, Sylvester Stallone, and Michael Milken, among others.

Milken, a financier, had previously faced legal issues but was later pardoned by . Opperman emphasized that the foundation's goal is to promote positive impact and avoid controversy.

Initially named the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award, the honor had expanded to include male recipients for the first time this year. When the 2024 honorees were announced, Ginsburg's daughter criticized the choices, stating they were disrespectful to her 's legacy. She clarified that the family does not support using Ginsburg's name to honor this year's awardees.

Opperman underscored that the foundation aims to avoid debates about the worthiness of specific recipients and does not wish to engage in controversies surrounding Ginsburg's for gender equality. She expressed regret for any offense caused to Ginsburg's family and friends, emphasizing that the foundation's sole intention was to recognize Ginsburg's leadership.

The foundation will take the coming months to reevaluate its mission and decide whether to proceed with the awards in the future. It seeks to find a way forward that celebrates Ginsburg's legacy while minimizing potential controversy.

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