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Things Get Awkward When CNBC Discusses Whether Tim Cook Is Gay

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#1 techbeck


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:48

America's most testosterone-fueled news channel just had itself a little chat about gay CEOs. It went about as smoothly as you might expect.


New York Times columnist Jim Stewart was on CNBC Friday morning discussing the mystery of why chief executives in Corporate America aren't outing themselves left and right. He has a new column -- with the very New York Timesy headline "Among Gay CEOs, The Pressure To Conform" -- about former BP CEO John Browne, who has only discussed his own sexuality after retirement.


Stewart, who is openly gay, expressed surprise that none of the gay CEOs he talked to for the column -- and there are many, apparently -- were willing to go on the record about their experience.


At which point CNBC anchor Simon Hobbs interjected:


"I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he is gay at the head of Apple, isn't he?"


There followed approximately four seconds of utter silence -- an eternity in television time -- while the other four people on the set each looked like they might have pooped their pants just a little bit.




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Posted 27 June 2014 - 22:57


More "meh" than "awkward" I'd say.


Gay this and gay that. Recently, there has been so much talk about gay culture and life in the States that it just becomes noise pollution to me.

In one ear and out the other.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 15:50


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:46

Well he does look like an old Lesbian.

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 03:54

1 in 4/5 people you see may be 'gay'.


Who really cares ....