|Was Apple CEO Tim Cook Not Proud to Be Gay in 2011?|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Oct 31, 2014, 12:51 AM|
When Tim Cook was appointed as the CEO of Apple in 2011, many speculated that he was gay, but he refused to come out of the closet at that time. An article from Gawker dated January 10, 2011, called him, "the Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley."
According to Gawker, "It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress."
Tim Cook refused to disclose to Gawker about his sexual preferences in 2011.
As reported by Gawker, "Cook, who is running Apple in Jobs' absence, has been as reticent to acknowledge his sexual orientation as he has his prowess in overseeing the company supply chain. But as Jobs fades back, and as his absences grow more prolonged and uncertain, Cook will become, by necessity, a public figure. Apple is no longer a 1980's-style computer company, segregated from broader society. Apple is one of the most powerful players in industries like publishing, music, movies, internet services, advertising, mobile communications and, of course, computer hardware and software. And the company and its leader have become cultural icons."
Why did Tim Cook choose to come out of the closet in 2014? Is it a new marketing scheme? Buy Apple gadgets or you are a homophobe? if so, will it be effective or backfire as another sign of Political Correctness militancy gone awry?
To read the entire article from Gawker, link here: