Apple statue removed in gay row

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Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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A six-foot statue of an iPhone on a university campus in Russia has been taken down in response to last week’s announcement by the chief executive of Apple that he is gay.

ZEFS, which owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St. Petersburg, described Tim Cook’s revelation as “a public call to sodomy”.

It said in a statement that it was taking down the statue because it violated Russia’s controversial law protecting minors from homosexual propaganda. The law has been condemned by critics as a means of repressing sexual minorities in the country.

Apple declined to comment on the removal of the statue, which featured former chief executive Steve Jobs.

Published: Monday 3rd November 2014 by The News Editor

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