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difenbaker Posts: > 500

Russia's Apple monument dismantled after Tim Cook comes out as gay

By Sam Rigby
Monday, Nov 3 2014, 22:09 GMT



An iPhone monument erected in memory of Steve Jobs has been taken down in Russia after Apple's current CEO Tim Cook came out as gay.

The St. Petersburg memorial was dismantled on Friday (October 31), just one day after Cook stated that he is "proud to be gay". A group of companies known as ZEFS erected the statue in January 2013, but have said that it now goes against the country's "gay propaganda" laws.

"In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law," ZEFS explained, adding that the monument was "in an area of direct access for young students and scholars".

"After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law protecting children from information promoting denial of traditional family values."

One of the politicians behind Russia's "gay propaganda" laws, Vitaly Milonov, has campaigned for Cook to be barred from entering the country over his sexuality.




link:
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/t[....]#~oUCsDnLFkTfkKi#ixzz3I4bXvSq1

related:
http://in.reuters.com/video/2[....]TopNews&rpc=401&videoChannel=1
http://mashable.com/2014/11/0[....]ium=feed&utm_source=feedburner
http://www.theregister.co.uk/[....]_steve_jobs_memorial_tim_cook/
http://metro.co.uk/2014/11/03[....]cause-tim-cook-is-gay-4933602/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne[....]pple-CEO-comes-out-as-gay.html
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-[....]ismantled-after-ceo-comes-out/
http://www.independent.co.uk/[....]-comes-out-as-gay-9836630.html

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-[....]e-tim-cook-im-proud-to-be-gay/

Call for Apple CEO Tim Cook to be banned from Russia after saying he is gay
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-[....]russia-after-saying-he-is-gay/



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[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2014-11-04 05:11 ]

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Posted: 2014-11-04 02:09:33
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hihihans Posts: > 500

He came out last year. Guess the Russians don't read the glossies.
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Posted: 2014-11-04 07:40:46
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difenbaker Posts: > 500

I think there were rumors in the past?... but it's just now that its been formalized.

Some questions remain though...
Like "why is he proud?" and "why come out now and not before?"
Also, since the iPhone is popular with children... "how will their values be affected by this?"

Some very interesting discussions here:
Tim Cook's 'rhino skin' tested by a rash of angry flies as Apple investors shrug off concerns
http://appleinsider.com/artic[....]c-investors-shrug-off-concerns

after reading that... I was surprised to find out that Russia is not the only country with anti-gay laws.


cheers!
[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2014-11-04 07:19 ]

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Posted: 2014-11-04 08:16:18
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goldenface Posts: > 500

Oh dear!

What about those Russians who have already purchased an Apple product? They'll never look at their device the same way again.

By keeping their device they could only be seen as supporting Tim Cook and his gayness.


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Posted: 2014-11-04 13:42:48
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Tsepz_GP Posts: > 500

Goldenface.


But Tim Cook being gay has been a well known fact since the day he became CEO of Apple, people were saying 'how forward thinking' Apple and Steve Jobs were for taking a COO who was also gay and making him CEO, way back when the iPhone4S was arriving.

Gay or not, the dude has done a fantastic job at Apple, despite the hard times in the mobile industry, the hype remains and profits continue to flow in.
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Posted: 2014-11-04 17:52:22
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itsjustJOH Posts: > 500

Aaaaaaand it's banned...

Report: Apple iPhone banned in Russia starting January 1st, 2015
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Posted: 2014-11-04 18:19:27
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chunkybeats Posts: 496

Ha this is very funny and thus may bring war again between America & Russia!! LOL


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Posted: 2014-11-04 20:32:24
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Bonovox Posts: > 500

Bloody Putin he's an idiot
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Posted: 2014-11-05 00:33:00
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AbuBasim Posts: > 500

It's curios how the worst homophobes themselves often turn out to be gay.


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Posted: 2014-11-05 09:40:47
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hihihans Posts: > 500


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