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I think you missed ksec's point completely. 1) he doesn't care if cook's gay. Good that. 2) The US might be tolerant or understanding of homosexuality but many countries are horrifically ignorant in that regard. The consequences to a multinational corporation would be considerable.

 

Thx. And Exactly what i meant. Sorry if I it didn't come across well enough.

 

Just imagine, Tim Cook admitting being gay would have roughly zero impact in US ( Heck, I would say it may have positive impact ), but took deep hit in China, India or other developing countries? After all we are talking about potential of hundreds of billions market there.

 

Just want to say it again. Just leave him alone.

post #82 of 191
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Although people I work with know that I was once married and have a child, they don't really know much of what goes on in my private life and the question is never really raised other than "what'd you do this weekend?"   It shouldn't be raised with Cook either.    Raising the issue of whether he's gay makes about as much sense as guessing whether he cleans between his toes when he bathes.  

There are many degrees of sexual persuasion and sex drive. Some gays are flamingly homosexual while others are simply non-macho. I suppose gays are more adept at identifying other gays by the slightest of mannerisms but personally I never got any gay vibes from Cook having only seen him in professional appearances. Is there any credible evidence of Cook and a partner? As far as I'm concerned, until there is or he says something, I will just consider him non-sexual because he doesn't present himself as either homosexual or heterosexual, just male.

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post #83 of 191

If internationally they would be hurt, seems like a perfect move for Samsung to keep this story active

post #84 of 191
Who cares. Unless Tim is changing the Apple logo back to the multi colored one but in the LBGT color order, it shouldn't concern anyone.
post #85 of 191
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We don't all know that. All we have are rumours and speculation to go by. You may have received hard evidence that supports your claim but we don't all know that.
However, we do know that James Stewart from the NY Slimes is.

Wow. So you found one.

Good for you, dude.

post #86 of 191

Wait... TC might be gay?  That's it, now we know he's no Steve Jobs.  

 

/s.

 

In seriousness, I ask the commenters (and journalists) here to please refrain from saying that TC is "accused" of being gay, or that he should or should not "admit" that he is gay, or that he "confess" to homosexuality, or that he is "allegedly" gay, or that he stop "hiding" his orientation.  All those terms cast a negative connotation on LGBTQ people.

 

LGBTQ people may not be obvious in their orientation (some would say they might not flaunt it), but that does not mean they are ashamed or afraid, nor that they should be ashamed or afraid.  It just means that is one aspect of their lives (among thousands of other aspects) which they do not share with everyone, or in every circumstance, or at all times.   TC may not be "openly" gay, and he may not be a "closeted" gay.  He may be indifferently gay, or irrelevantly bisexual, or asexually straight.  Whatever he is, it certainly isn't impacting his performance as CEO, and we should not let the sensation-starved media make a mountain out of the proverbial molehill.  

 

Apple][ mentioned that an LGBTQ person may be persecuted in other parts of the world, even if they are incorrectly assumed to be LGBTQ. That is true, and one way to minimize the risk of such situations is to keep ones personal life separate from ones business life, because it allows potential persecutors to overlook the issue, and get on with business. It may be good politics. Let us respect that decision.   However, in ordinary life in the USA, let us not suggest that all LGBTQ people should be "discreet" because that merely perpetuates fear and fosters an atmosphere of hostility, rather than respecting the diversity that makes us stronger.


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post #87 of 191

Shame on AI for again converting speculation into fact, in its headlines.

Cook was not "outed".  

Some ignorant journalist merely speculated that he was.

 

That does not warrant the headline "Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor".

post #88 of 191

ditto - this is not a news item.

post #89 of 191
SO WHAT?
post #90 of 191
The day that stuff like this stops being controversy and "newsworthy" is the day that equality becomes a real thing.
post #91 of 191
The thought never crossed my mind whether or not Tim Cook was gay. It's none of my business. His public persona is that of a pretty good guy. His sexual orientation is none of my business anymore than my sexual orientation is any of his business.

I judge people on the kind of person they are.
post #92 of 191
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I never got any gay vibes from Cook having only seen him in professional appearances. Is there any credible evidence of Cook and a partner? As far as I'm concerned, until there is or he says something, I will just consider him non-sexual because he doesn't present himself as either homosexual or heterosexual, just male.

There's a profile here that was speculating about Tim taking over as CEO back in 2008:

http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2008/11/09/technology/cook_apple.fortune/index2.htm

"Though he's capable of mirth, Cook's default facial expression is a frown, and his humor is of the dry variety.
Cook dresses casually in jeans, his graying hair cropped close in the style of Lance Armstrong, whom he idolizes.
While a select group can claim to understand Cook at work, almost nobody claims to know much about his life outside Apple. A lifelong bachelor, he lives in a rented house in Palo Alto, vacations in places like Yosemite and Zion national parks, and shows few visible signs of wealth despite having sold more than $100 million of Apple stock over the years.
Many consider Cook aloof, though it's just as likely he's off-the-charts shy.
"Tim's just not a real social person," says Gloski. "He's not antisocial, either. He just never seemed that interested in other people. I'm a hugger and a kisser, but I'd never feel comfortable giving Tim a hug or a kiss.""

That sounds a bit depressing. Someone should give Tim a hug. Shy people need them more than anyone.

It must be difficult trying to meet people when you have such a high profile. It's not like you can just sign up to any old dating site. You really need to maintain a social network. Steve Jobs met his girlfriends this way e.g:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/new-steve-jobs-bio-reveals-details-of-his-relationships-with-bob-dylan-bono-20111024

"In 1982, Jobs was introduced to Joan Baez by her sister Mimi Farina. He was 27 and she was 41. "It turned into a serious relationship between two accidental friends who became lovers," said Jobs. Some of his friends believed that one thing that drew Jobs to Baez was the fact that she used to date Bob Dylan. "Steve loved that connection to Dylan," said Jobs' college friend Elizabeth Holmes." The relationship fizzled out when it became clear that Jobs wanted children and Baez did not."

http://marriage.about.com/od/entrepreneurs/p/Laurene-Powell-And-Steve-Jobs-Marriage-Profile.htm

"Steve first met Laurene after noticing her in the front row at one of his speeches at Stanford University. He asked her out to dinner that night.
"I was in the parking lot with the key in the car, and I thought to myself, 'If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman?' I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she'd have dinner with me. She said yes, we walked into town and we've been together ever since.""

He met Chrisann Brennan at university:

http://nypost.com/2013/10/15/steve-jobs-ex-reveals-their-explosive-relationship/

"Steve often said that he had a strong sense of having had a past life as a World War II pilot. He’d tell me how, when driving, he felt a strong impulse to pull the steering wheel back as if for takeoff. It was a curious thing for him to say, but he did have that sense of unadorned glamour from the forties. He loved the big band sound of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. At the first Apple party he even danced like he was from the forties.

Even after swapping rooms in this way, Steve and I still shared nights of lovemaking so profound that, astonishingly, some fifteen years later, he called me out of the blue to thank me for them. He was married at the time of his call and all I could think of was, Whoa . . . men . . . are . . . really . . . different. Imagine if I had called him to say such a thing."

The example of Laurene is a good representation of seizing opportunity when it comes along. Some people believe in serendipity: a purposeful confluence of events, but it's all just odds playing out. It's actually surprising that so many people end up in relationships when you think of all the variables of personality, attractiveness, location. I guess that's why people all tend to exhibit similar behaviour (dress code, meeting social expectations, politeness, attending similar social events) because it increases the chances of successful partnership.

The number of people identifying as homosexual in the US is apparently under 2%. There's probably more than that in reality but with such a small population, it's understandable that more homosexuals could lead a lonely life, especially when they don't make it clear that's the relationship they're looking for.

Ultimately, it's up to an individual what they want to get out of their life but if Tim does want to find a partner, he has to let people know what he wants, build up a social network and act on opportunities that come from it. Being a workaholic lifelong bachelor is not a commendable way to live.
post #93 of 191
Discussing sexual orientation is as relevant as "outing" someone for having red wine with their meal. BFD. If this reporter (or anybody else for that matter) had any idea of Apple's culture and diversity they would realize talking about Tim Cook's personal life is not a news story.
post #94 of 191
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Tim Cook is gay. We all know that. He doesn't speak of his personal life. It doesn't matter.

Tim is simply the best CEO Apple can have after Steve Jobs. He will continue to be Apple's CEO for the rest of his life. Apple is his baby now.

Perfectly put. Peoples sexuality has nothing to do with their ability to do their job! It's called a private life peps. Guess what it's Private. Maybe we should nose around in some of the chat show hosts and journalists lives and then hopefully they would stop with this type of non news. It's the 21st century....isn't it?
post #95 of 191
Are NYC Columnist James Stewart & CNBS Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs gay or did I misread the article ?
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Where is Simon Cowel working next week??? LOL

 

The British guy from American Idol? Who cares?

post #97 of 191
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Shame on AI for again converting speculation into fact, in its headlines.

Cook was not "outed".  

Some ignorant journalist merely speculated that he was.

 

That does not warrant the headline "Apple CEO Tim Cook 'outed' as gay by CNBC co-anchor".

 

The original headline was about a Time Cook.

Which I imagine is a chef who travels back in time from the future.

 

But you are right that AppleInsider plays fast and loose with new, rumors, predictions, and opinions: it's all one unlabeled toxic hell stew of disinformation, bundled with Google Ads for profiteering.

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post #98 of 191
His sexual preference is none of our business. Stop talking about it. Next topic!
post #99 of 191

Dumb ass just wanted to say it on Air, a complete Ass.

post #100 of 191
And this will stop me from buying Apple products? NO
Owning and Apple product will not make you gay. LOL
Ya know, If people want to be outed let them say it.
post #101 of 191
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Tim Cook was already "outed" by Gawker 2 years ago.  

That's 3 years ago.
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post #102 of 191
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There are many degrees of sexual persuasion and sex drive. Some gays are flamingly homosexual while others are simply non-macho. I suppose gays are more adept at identifying other gays by the slightest of mannerisms but personally I never got any gay vibes from Cook having only seen him in professional appearances. Is there any credible evidence of Cook and a partner? As far as I'm concerned, until there is or he says something, I will just consider him non-sexual because he doesn't present himself as either homosexual or heterosexual, just male.
All Apple executives are very private - I mean how many people know Jony Ive has been married for 27 years and has twin sons? I think when famous people choose to keep their private life private the media should respect that. I think it's quite unfortunate that the media and some gays are so hell bent on outing people. It's none of their business. 1oyvey.gif
post #103 of 191
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Now if Cook decided he wants to be a woman and starts wearing female clothes and schedules a gender change, then I'll worry.

 

Just curious about this comment.

 

Why is gay ok but trans is a reason to worry? Is it because women are not as good as CEOs? Or because he might not work as hard after having his salary cut by 30% or so? Or is it just that trans is too wierd, but gay is mostly sort of acceptable now?

post #104 of 191

I really doubt Tim Cook gives a shit who has "outed" him as gay- it's been taken as fact for a while now, there's been magazine covers about it, and Cook hasn't bothered to give the issue a second of his time or attention. Good for him. He's treating it like the useless noise that it is. 

post #105 of 191
This is great news! Every gay man I know is super creative and has a great sense of style. I'm buying more Apple stock!
post #106 of 191
What's all the fuss about? Tim Cook has been out of the closet for years.

Must be a slow news day.
post #107 of 191
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What's all the fuss about? Tim Cook has been out of the closet for years.

Must be a slow news day.
Tim Cook has never publicly said "I am gay" so in that sense he isn't out of the closet.
post #108 of 191

The problem is that most American males see themselves as macho -- gun-toting Rambo wannabees. Haven't they noticed that a lot of gay men tend to buff up their bodies in daily gym visits, and many of them could probably take on the role of Rambo.

 

I'm sure Steve Jobs knew of Cook's sexual orientation when he nominated him for the CEO job. That's all that counts as far as Apple is concerned.

post #109 of 191

This CNBC co-anchor Simon Hobbs is a snob. He talks with that English accent and thinks he's superior.  Why does this cable network hire these

type of people? Mandy Drury is another beauty too. She hates Apple and shows it every chance she gets. Apple is a great company and Tim Cook

is doing a wonderful job running it. Get ready for all these new products and the i-phone 6 to hit the market and then we will be talking about Tim Cook again. Every person is allowed to live their own lives with respect and dignity.  

post #110 of 191

Whether or not anyone is, or has openly declared (outed) that, "they are gay", our reaction, response or commentary to such, if any, should never be more than, "So What"!

post #111 of 191
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Being a workaholic lifelong bachelor is not a commendable way to live.

Why? It is generally believed that Jesus was dedicated to the work of teaching and also never married.

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post #112 of 191

Apple CEO 'outed' as gay?

 

This might be the *one* time 'This wouldn't have happened if Steve were CEO' applies, but then again, who knows and more importantly, who cares?

 

Tim, if you're gay, you're doing a great job as CEO.  If you're straight, you're doing a great job as CEO.

 

If he is gay, maybe he wants to keep it private because it is intensely personal.  Maybe it is more professional, as he does not want it impacting international business.  Maybe he just wants to be known as the CEO of Apple, not the gay CEO of Apple.

 

He is a public figure so unfortunately he has to endure whatever speculation we all throw out there.  Or hopefully he's just ignoring it and continuing to direct his teams in the general direction of 'awesomeness'

 

Have to give props to most of the AI community for their general positive attitude on this thread.

post #113 of 191
Yawn. Who cares. As long as he does a good job running Apple.
post #114 of 191
Some people are gay, get over it. Seriously, why is this even relevant? He's an awesome CEO and his private life is called private for a reason: privacy. I'd actually think it was cool to have a gay CEO at Apple, that's something Google can't copy…
post #115 of 191
I wonder if the gulf oil spill would've happened if Browne hadn't resigned. Did the board pressure him?
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Agreed. IMO the only ones finding it to be a big deal are those that think it should be a big deal. We have a Gay Pride weekend going on in St Pete (FL) this weekend with a big over-the-top (and sometimes suggestive) parade, accompanied by all the trimmings like specialty vendor booths, official presentations and parties. They've made it a big deal.

I suppose I don't really understand why your sexual-orientation should be cause for either celebration or ridicule. It is what it is. Then again the Irish do parade in Boston.

Those kinds of things really originate from groups that feel persecuted in some way. If no one cared either way a few decades ago (or whenever gay pride parades started), you wouldn't continue to see them today.

post #117 of 191
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There are many degrees of sexual persuasion and sex drive. Some gays are flamingly homosexual while others are simply non-macho. I suppose gays are more adept at identifying other gays by the slightest of mannerisms but personally I never got any gay vibes from Cook having only seen him in professional appearances. Is there any credible evidence of Cook and a partner? As far as I'm concerned, until there is or he says something, I will just consider him non-sexual because he doesn't present himself as either homosexual or heterosexual, just male.
This.
post #118 of 191
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Tim Cook has never publicly said "I am gay" so in that sense he isn't out of the closet.

I never publicly said I was straight so am i in the closet? 1smile.gif
post #119 of 191

;)  Here's my homage to my favorite spelling error:

 

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I never publicly said I was straight so am i in the closet? 1smile.gif
Oh come on now that's just stupid. The majority of the worlds population is not gay. Nobody expects heterosexuals to "come out". Of course with the media and pop culture obsession with gays one would think they're a larger percentage of the population than they are.
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