The memorial of Steve Jobs, a 6.5 foot touchscreen iPhone statue, situated in St.Petersburg in Russia was removed after Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook spoke about his sexuality in an interview. The statue had been there in the university campus since January 2013 and was set up by ZEFS group of companies. In a public statement, the ZEFS group of companies stated, “It has violated Russia’s law against “gay propaganda”.
After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was dismantled pursuant to Russian federal law on the protection of children from information that promotes the denial of traditional family values”.
Tim Cook had written in an essay on Thursday that he is proud to be gay, and considers it to be God’s biggest gift to him. The law passed by Russian government was thus violated as it prohibits bestowing such education or information on children. This law came into force after the statue was erected.
The LGBT community disgusts and criticizes this law imposed by the Russian government. However Vladimir Putin, the Russian President has said that it is not ‘discriminatory’.
guts, Apple had reported in July that it had seen strong sales in Russia for the quarter that ended on 30th June. Cook was even called for by councilman of St.Petersburg to be banned from entering the country ever again, due to his sexuality.