I don't understand what this obsession is with whether someone famous is gay or not. And why is it only a question when it pertains to potentially gay people and not to potentially heterosexual people?
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.
Any exec's private life (and even a politician's private life) should be just that - their private life. Unless they're doing something illegal in that private life, it's really none of our business. I think one of the reasons why we're stuck with such lousy politicians in both parties is because no one in their right mind wants to be bothered with that kind of scrutiny, especially for the relatively lousy pay (as compared with a senior executive).
As soon as a reporter or commentator raises the question of whether someone is gay, there's an implication that there's something wrong with being gay. It's almost like asking, "have you stopped beating your wife lately?
Bingo, James. Good post!
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.
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.
If internationally they would be hurt, seems like a perfect move for Samsung to keep this story active
Wow. So you found one.
Good for you, dude.
Wait... TC might be gay? That's it, now we know he's no Steve Jobs.
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.
Rogafan--You are a homophobe. One can understand the reluctance of people to come out when you read your attempt to disparage James Stewart by saying "we all know James Stewart of the NYSlimes is". He is open about it. Your attempt was reminded me of a seventh grade bully on a playground. Shame on you.
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".
ditto - this is not a news item.
mstone wrote: »
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.
jameskatt2 wrote: »
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.
Where is Simon Cowel working next week??? LOL
The British guy from American Idol? Who cares?
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.