Russia dismantled Steve Jobs memorial after CEO Tim Cook came out

After Apple CEO Tim Cook came out, Russia has taken down a memorial to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs stating that it was gay propaganda. The two-meter tall memorial, in the shape of an iPhone, was located in St. Petersburg at a college in January 2013 by a coalition of Russian companies known as ZEFS. However, citing Russian laws, ZEFS said that it had removed the memorial on Friday.

After CEO Tim Cook had came out in an effort to promote the rights of minorities, ZEFS head Maxim Dolgopolov called for the removal of the memorial. In a statement, the group said:

In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law.... 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.

Source: Reuters; image credit: Reuters

Chuong H Nguyen