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Did a CNBC host out Apple CEO as gay?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2014 23:56 User comments (5)

Did a CNBC host out Apple CEO as gay? Earlier today, CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" anchor Simon Hobbs outed Apple CEO Tim Cook, claiming that he is openly gay.
The segment was an interview with New York Times columnist Jim Stewart speaking about his column on John Browne, the former CEO of BP oil and the author of "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good For Business," a memoir detailing his life as a closeted high-ranking employee in a Fortune 500 company.

"I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he's gay at the head of Apple isn't he?" asked Hobbs. "No," Stewart answered. "I don't want to comment on anybody who might or might not be. I'm not going to out anybody. I called a lot of people and no one at any major company would allowed their names to be used."

Cook has never confirmed his sexual orientation but has recently made a speech at U.N. discussing the discrimination he has experienced since youth. Cook was also named Out's 2013 most powerful LGBT person.

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5 user comments

128.6.2014 1:10

Common knowledge to people with two eyes.

228.6.2014 9:36

Who gives a shit?



328.6.2014 21:48

I wonder if Tim Cook sticks apples up his kester.....

429.6.2014 10:46

ick....never buy their shit anyway...

529.6.2014 22:39

Quote:
Cook has never confirmed his sexual orientation but has recently made a speech at U.N. discussing the discrimination he has experienced since youth.
He made a speech about it and still hasn't confirmed it? That's pretty odd... a bit pathetic too. I suppose he might be laying the groundwork to come out formally... A non-event imo but maybe a big deal to those in countries (there's a lot of them) that actively discriminate against gays for religious or other reasons.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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