Did Russia Destroy Steve Jobs Monument Because Cook Is Gay?
The bizarre story of a six-foot iPhone that was removed due to Russia's anti-gay laws is hard to verify, but it's not so far fetched.By Steven Sparkman | November 3, 2014
A bizarre story made the rounds Monday that a monument to legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had run afoul of Russia's strict gay propaganda ban — because Jobs' successor is gay.
It's a strange tale: workers dismantled the St. Petersburg monument, which took the form of a six-foot-tall iPhone, the day after current Apple CEO Tim Cook published this article in Businessweek, saying, "I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Monday, Russian outlets began reporting that the company that sponsored the monument had torn it down because of Cook's sexual orientation and because Apple cooperates with U.S. intelligence agencies.