It seems that a St. Petersburg memorial that paid homage to the late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, was taken down due to Tim Cook’s coming out last week. The dismantling of the memorial is definitely one of the more bizarre decisions that we would have come across, taking into consideration how the 2 meter high memorial resembles that of a huge iPhone. It was first erected last year by Russian business group ZEFS, where it is located right outside a St. Petersburg college campus, but the reason behind its dismantling is to allegedly comply with Russia’s law against “gay propaganda.”
A ZEFS statement mentioned, “Russian legislation prohibits propaganda of homosexuality and other sexual perversions among minors. 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.”
This is in stark contrast to what Tim Cook shared about his private life, and I don’t suppose he should make a move and sue them for libel as well as defamation. It is already 2014 now, and this is pretty much a sad thing to hear, just like how selfies should be banned because of the increased risk of head lice spreading.