Russia tears down monument to Steve Jobs as Apple CEO comes out gay
ARussian group of companies ordered the destruction of a memorial tribute to late Apple founder Steve Jobs after the technology giant’s current CEO, Tim Cook, came out as gay last week. In an open letter published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook declared that he is “proud to be gay” and considers being gay “among the greatest gifts” God has given him.
ZEFS, which originally had the six-foot monument, in the shape of an iPhone, erected outside a college in St Petersburg in January to pay homage to the achievements of Jobs following his death from cancer in 2011, has since taken the decision to dismantle it, citing a need for it to abide by Russia’s “gay propaganda” laws, Reuters reports.
“In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law,” a statement issued by ZEFS reads.
A 2013 memorial to Steve Jobs in Saint Petersberg
torn down because of Tim Cook’s sexuality.