This has got to be one of the stupidest things I’ve read in quite some time…
A Steve Jobs memorial put up outside a college in St Petersburg, Russia back in 2013 has been taken down and the reason why is absolutely ridiculous.
The six-foot tall monument (which looks like a huge iPhone) was put up by a group of companies called ZEFS was taken down after Tim Cook, the man who took over the helm at Apple (and currently the CEO) came out as being gay.
In a statement by ZEFS in an article from NBC News, they cited “the need to abide by laws combating gay progoganda”. The memorial was taken down the day after Cook wrote a piece about being gay…”In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law,” ZEFS said, noting that the memorial had been “in an area of direct access for young students and scholars.”
I’d love for someone to explain to me how Apple’s current CEO coming out has much to do with a Steve Jobs memorial and could be considered gay propaganda!?!?
This has got to rank up there with Russia’s closing and investigating of many McDonald’s locations around the country.
I’ll just say that I’m glad that we visited Russia when we did (links to my trip reports below) since I’m not sure that I’d really want to go there right now.
Find out more about Russia taking down the Steve Jobs Memorial and check out a short video about it in the NBC News article here.