Tim Cook: Apple CEO Outed By CNBC Host On Live Television — Shocking

Sat, June 28, 2014 10:59am EDT by 7 Comments

During a live TV segment on CNBC’s ‘Squawk On The Street’ on June 27, host Simon Hobbs accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook as gay!

This is some seriously shocking news. Simon Hobbs, CNBC host of the TV segment “Squawk On The Street” accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook as gay on June 27! The shocking revelation was met by extreme awkwardness by the rest of the roundtable. Should Simon apologize?

Tim Cook: Apple CEO Outed As Gay On Live Television By CNBC Host

During a live television segment on CNBC’s “Squawk On The Street” on June 27, host Simon Hobbs shockingly dropped the bomb that Apple CEO Tim Cook was allegedly gay!

The additional hosts of the segment, which included Carl Quintanilla, Sara Eisen and David Faber, were interviewing guest James R. Stewart, New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor, and talking about former BP CEO John Browne who has publicly acknowledged he is gay. 

James was discussing his new column about John and said, “There are gay CEOs in major companies, and I reached out to many of them. I got an extremely cool reception, not one would allow to be named at all.”

Then, Simon chimed in and said, “I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he’s gay at the head of Apple, isn’t he?”

The desk felt the weight of Simon’s comment and fell silent. Jim responded by shaking his head and saying, “Hmmm, no.” Simon realized his shocking bomb and said, “Oh dear, was that an error?”

The table nervously tried to backtrack Simon’s outing of Tim. “I don’t want to comment on anybody who might or might not be,” Jim said. “I’m not going to out anybody and I called up a lot of people.”

Wow. Simon definitely owes Tim an apology for that shocking comment.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Should Simon apologize for outing Tim as allegedly gay on live television? Can you believe he even said it at all? Let us know!

– Avery Thompson

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LadyBurton

Posted at 5:58 AM on June 29, 2014  

It was very indiscreet, but not “shocking.” That implies something is wrong with the statement.

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Oleana

Posted at 5:38 AM on June 29, 2014  

Who cares if he’s gay or not? Didn’t we get over it light years ago?

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S.J

Posted at 9:26 PM on June 28, 2014  

The only thing that is shocking is how clueless Avery Thompson is. Tim Cook has been out of the closet for years. He has been living with his partner for years and they attend social events together. Every employee at Apple knows he’s gay. He spoke at Auburn several years ago about being facing discrimination in his younger years over it.

The only people that are totally clueless is the author of this article for pretending this is somehow shocking and the guys at CNBC who are just as clueless.

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Stevie J (Not That One)

Posted at 4:49 PM on June 28, 2014  

It was an open secret in the tech community. Now it is an even more open secret? Or not really a secret at all.

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Jack Sparrow

Posted at 4:48 PM on June 28, 2014  

It was an open secret in the tech community. Now it is an even more open secret? Or not really a secret at all.

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Jack Sparrow

Posted at 4:45 PM on June 28, 2014  

This is nothing new

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DD

Posted at 11:03 AM on June 28, 2014  

I thought it was ok to be gay now?

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