A memorial to Apple founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in St. Petersburg after Tim Cook who succeeded him at the helm of the company came out as gay.
The two metre high monument, in the shape of an iPhone, was erected outside a college in January 2013 by a Russian group of companies called ZEFS.
Citing the need to abide by a law combating “gay propaganda,” ZEFS said the memorial had been removed on Friday — the day after Mr Cook announced he was homosexual.
“In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law,” ZEFS said, noting that the memorial had been “in an area of direct access for young students and scholars.”
“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.”
“Sin should not become the norm. There is nothing to do in Russia for whose who intend to violate our laws,” he said.