Russian Steve Jobs Memorial Dismantled Due to "Gay Propaganda" Laws

By Gary Cutlack on at

That odd massive iPhone in St. Petersburg has apparently been quietly disassembled, in what would appear to be a sad and homophobic response to the public coming out of current Apple boss Tim Cook.

According to Recode, the consortium of companies that paid to have the memorial built and installed have taken it down due to fears it may contravene Russia's anti-gay laws, with the fact that the iPhone statue was in a university campus meaning it's open to being accused of promoting homosexuality to the youth.

The consortium behind the monument said in a particularly grim statement: "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." [Recode]