Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO just announced that he’s proud to be gay. In the recent Businessweek article, Tim Cook acknowledged his true sexuality.
While this may be a good thing, you can’t please everybody. People all over the world has expressed their opinions through social media. The LGBT community, pro-gender equality and human rights advocates are proud; the religious and the righteous are appalled; some remained indifferent; while the rest made facetious and homophobic remarks.
Here’s how different people reacted to the news:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 30, 2014
Proud of Tim Cook for using his voice and his influence to help others.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 30, 2014
— Michael Lopetrone (@MichaelLopetron) October 30, 2014
Apple CEO: Gay is NOT a gift from God! If you KNEW Him through His word, you'd know that's deceived logic. Trust Jesus! Jn 3:16 @Tim_Cook
— AmericanAnswers.org (@JamesMeroney) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook need deliverance Jesus help this world!!
— LOALB Jona (@Jonathan_loalb) October 30, 2014
@tim_cook Homosexuality is sinfulness. Declaring you're gay is accepting you're a sinner and you need Jesus's love to give your life meaning
— His Royal Highness (@BuchiOfficial) October 30, 2014
I don’t give a damn about your personal life Tim Cook where’s my Apple Watch.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 30, 2014
— Deborah Gage (@deborahgage) October 30, 2014
…and the funny (some to a certain extent)
Oh dear. The angry homophobic religious trolls are on the march. #timcook
— Wefail (@wefail) October 30, 2014
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) October 30, 2014
I gave Tim Cook the gift of being gay and all I got in return was an overpriced piece of crap that shatters when I throw it on the ground
— God (@thegoodgodabove) October 30, 2014
— Hat Man-do (@Hat_Man_Doo) October 30, 2014
Of course Samsung, the longstanding rival of Apple, wasn’t able to escape the jokes. Here’s what apple fanboys had to say about this:
Tim Cook announces he is gay. Your move @samsung.
— j barbush (@jbarbush) October 30, 2014
Samsung just announced that their next CEO will be Gay! "Our gay CEO will be 25% gayer than Tim Cook," said Samsung PR. #SizeMatters
— David (@WolfSnap) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook, Apple's CEO just announced that he is gay
Samsung's CEO just announced that he is even gayer and with more & better gay features
— jose (@MisterRudeman) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook reveals he's gay.
Meanwhile, Samsung has already started looking for a gay CEO.
— Don Tippler (@MrTippler) October 30, 2014
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) October 30, 2014
Tim Cook has announced that he's gay. Samsung just filed a lawsuit claiming they came out of the closet 3 years ago. #Apple
— Dave Ahdoot (@DaveAhdoot) October 30, 2014
Today Samsung commended Tim Cook and announced their CEO will be getting gender reassignment surgery in December.
— Peter Grosz (@petergrosz) October 30, 2014