Russian politician expresses his outrage over Apple CEO Tim Cook’s coming out

Russian politician expresses his outrage over Apple CEO Tim Cook’s coming out

A Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘should be banned’ from entering the country after he came out as gay for the first time.

Anti LGBT campaigner, Vitaly Milonov reportedly suggested that head of the electronics giant could bring ‘the Ebola virus, Aids or gonorrhea’, drawing on his stereotypes of homosexuals.

According to FlashNord, the city legislator from St Petersburg said: ‘What could he [Cook] bring us? The Ebola virus, Aids, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there. Ban him for life.’

Mr. Cook made the announcement on Thursday, declaring his sexual orientation is one of the ‘greatest gifts God has given me’.

The 53-year-old said he had been open with many people about his sexuality for years but wanted to maintain a level of privacy in the public sphere. However, in a first-person article for Bloomberg Businessweek, he said he hopes coming out will inspire people to insist on their right to equality – and that is ‘worth the trade-off with my own privacy’.

The declaration makes Mr. Cook the highest-profile business CEO to have come out as being gay.

Mr Cook, pictured at gay pride on June 29, said his sexuality has been 'tough and uncomfortable' at times

Mr Cook, pictured at gay pride on June 29, said his sexuality has been ‘tough and uncomfortable’ at times

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43 Comments

  1. Colossus
    November 01, 04:39 Reply

    Who cares about the Russian politician when Tim Cook is clearly in an Oreo. *packing my bags and heading to the next gay pride*

  2. Max
    November 01, 04:42 Reply

    Ndi Russia… They remind me of Nigerians.. Proud and cocky.. They’ll never cave until its too late.. Well, Cook couldn’t be bothered by the snide comments of a fat unattractive Russian politician…
    He can break his iPad/iPhone if he owns one and nobody will even know or care..

  3. Constant
    November 01, 04:43 Reply

    К черту российский политик. кто заботится, если он существует. со скоростью, при которой этот человек нападает на представителей ЛГБТ я не удивлюсь, если он страдает от внутренней гомофобии. Кстати. С Новым месяц Y’all

    To hell with the russian politician. who cares if he exists. with the rate at which this man is attacking LGBT people i won’t be surprised if he’s suffering from internalized homophobia. by the way. Happy New Month Y’all

    • simba
      November 01, 07:10 Reply

      Privet.. menia zovut simba… skolka tibi let, E gidia ati uchil, russki yazike

    • king
      November 01, 09:06 Reply

      All this Russians u r speaking hmmm…

  4. kendigin
    November 01, 04:53 Reply

    Russia remains one of the most dangerous places for gay people to live. The politician is merrly echoing the minds of most russians

    BTW any tb who votes for pdp in the coming election has a special place waiting for him/her in hell. Let us remeber the party that has made nigeria a worse place for gays

  5. Dennis Macauley
    November 01, 05:07 Reply

    Who has Tim Cooks’s number?

    It’s not what you think, I just want to find out something about the Mac Book Air

    • Brian Collins
      November 01, 05:11 Reply

      Dennis i am certain Apple has tons of sales reps get in touch with one of them.

    • pinkpanthertb
      November 01, 05:19 Reply

      And the website can’t give you the answers to your Mac Book Air inquiry? *looking at Dennis one kain one kain*

  6. Brian Collins
    November 01, 05:10 Reply

    ‘ Russia remains one of the most dangerous places for gay people to live.’ which is why it will be crawling with a lotya gay people. Most time the forbidden fruit is usually the most sought after. People must talk and the idiot had to be the first. Like Max said let him break all his apple devices who cares.

  7. evans
    November 01, 05:55 Reply

    Who cares about one stupid good for nothing politician….. If he isnt careful, am gonna cast a spell on him, bitch!
    Thanks cook, u jst make ma weeknd!

  8. JArch
    November 01, 05:57 Reply

    Ken as much as I see a valid reason with your no PDP vote plan. Let’s be objective.

    – PDP government says 14yrs
    – APC government through General Buhari, is propagating sharia (aka death on suspicion)

    This is a classic case of choosing between the devil and the deep blue. I’ll take my chances with deep blue and swim abeg, cos atleast no one is sending me to the slaughter house on the grounds of mere suspicion.

    I recently read a story of how an Iranian woman was hanged for killing her rapist.

    She was sentenced in a sharia court…. Go figure

    The devil I know in PDP is alot more saner than the devil I know in the APC.

      • JArch
        November 01, 06:04 Reply

        Stunned in a good way or a bad way?

        • pinkpanthertb
          November 01, 06:20 Reply

          Stunned in…I don’t know. I’m just stunned by the grim options we have in this country.
          And the lady who was hanged for killing her rapist… Gawd! What kind of justice system is that?

      • JArch
        November 01, 06:35 Reply

        Story of our lives… That’s why we’re one of the toughest people in the world. We’ve developed this huge thick chameleon persona to alot things around us. Our ability to adapt and blend is at an all time high. Blend in or die.

    • king
      November 01, 09:05 Reply

      I agree totally!!!

    • Chuck
      November 01, 13:36 Reply

      Who told you that APC is propagating sharia law, or that the President can change the constitution, or even that Buhari is the APC candidate? As a gay man I would expect you to know better than to propagate bigotry and stereotypes. I keep realizing that though we are gay in Nigeria, many of us are as uninformed/ deceived/brainwashed as the straight majority. This blog has my gratitude for exposing this truth.

  9. JArch
    November 01, 06:03 Reply

    Pinky dear, I just love the pic you chose of the politician and Tim Cook side by side

    Tim has this “Bitch please” look on his face right after hearing the politician’s proposed ban.

    • pinkpanthertb
      November 01, 06:19 Reply

      Exactly! It was so fitting. You know, Tim laughing in the face of the politician’s denseness.

  10. Dennis Macauley
    November 01, 06:30 Reply

    My boss was talking trash about tim cook yesterday!

    And then still went to skype with his wife on his iPad.

    I simply told my colleagues, if e pain you there is a reason why there is Techno mobile!

  11. Obatala
    November 01, 06:52 Reply

    why would anyone want to be an anti LGBT campaigner. the height of joblessness if u ask me o.

  12. Peak
    November 01, 07:14 Reply

    Let the Dick riding begin
    This anti gay bitch wants to ride cook’s dick to GLOBAL relevance! He thinks that by clutching the man’s coat tail for a ride will make him a global figure and increase his popularity.
    Bitch I see you. If he can’t stand it, he is welcome to drink bleach. I ve a nice bottle of hypo on standby he needs more than my underwear

    • pinkpanthertb
      November 01, 07:15 Reply

      I read his comment n i wondered how people can still be so dense in this day and age

      • Peak
        November 01, 08:41 Reply

        Ppl are so dense these days that for a minute u thinks its in vogue. What does ebola ve to do with the man’s sexuality? Or am suppose to believe that russia is gonorea free? #Densemuch

  13. ishowrite
    November 01, 07:59 Reply

    Like Tim cares or LGBT cares,I love who I am and I careless about what anybody says about me……..

  14. lluvmua
    November 01, 10:11 Reply

    Hmmmm pinkie who’s that black dude in d pic ?? Have a number ? Hmmmmmm yummy yummy!

  15. Rapu'm
    November 01, 10:25 Reply

    The Russian Dude looks like someone who didn’t get enough hugs when he was growing up. And he looks like this sex-starved thing that can’t get laid, either by men or women. Or even animals. Like someone who will smell like soiled diapers.

    • enigmous
      November 01, 11:32 Reply

      Rapu’m…you are a joy. Exactly what I thought of the rubbish Russian…nonsense much

    • pinkpanthertb
      November 01, 17:45 Reply

      Rotflmao. Rapum! You’re so mean. Either by men or women or even animals… Lmao. Ouch!

  16. Henri
    November 01, 20:09 Reply

    hello pinky please have you received any email from my boyfriend Andrevn yet?

    • pinkpanthertb
      November 01, 20:49 Reply

      Um, I didnt get any mail from an Andrevn. I’ll check the Spam mail.

  17. Lothario
    November 02, 07:07 Reply

    This idiot…..some people work my last nerve!

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