(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A Russian memorial to Steve Jobs has been removed following the news of current CEO Tim Cook’s sexuality.
According to the Huffington Post, the memorial was swiftly taken down the day after Cook came out as gay due to the country’s “gay propaganda” laws.
“In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law,” said the company who put up the memorial, ZEFS. “After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law protecting children from information promoting denial of traditional family values.”
ZEFS noted that the memorial was in “an area of direct access for young students and scholars,” stating that “sin should not become the norm. There is nothing to do in Russia for whose who intend to violate our laws.”
Tim Cook’s memorial, a six-foot monument in the shape of an iPhone, was put up outside of a St. Petersburg college in January 2013 by the Russian group of companies, ZEFS.