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Russia tears down iPhone monument after Apple CEO comes out

MOSCOW – A two-meter statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week’s announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.

In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St. Petersburg, describes Tim Cook’s revelation “a public call to sodomy.”

READ MORE: Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay

ZEFS said Monday it was taking down the statue because it violated Russia’s controversial law protecting minors from homosexual propaganda. The law has been condemned by critics as a means of repressing sexual minorities in the country.

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