Tim Cook, Apple CEO, Outed as Gay by CNBC Anchor

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This is what one would call a major faux pas.

During a live segment on CNBC yesterday, Simon Hobbs was among the reporters talking to New York Times columnist James B. Stewart about gay CEOs in Fortune 500 companies.

"I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he's gay at the head of Apple, isn't he?" Hobbs asked.

The room then fell awkwardly silent for a few moments before Stewart just shook his head and replied "Ummm.... no."

"Oh dear, was that an error?" Hobbs said. "I thought he was open about it." 

Cook has not responded to the apparent outing and has never publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation.

However, on June 17 he Tweeted the following:

"I applaud @WhiteHouse decision to ban #LGBT discrimination at fed contractors. House must act on #ENDA. A matter of basic human dignity."

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Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.

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those sick F*ggots are such exaggerating morons dying for attention.

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@ CLETUS

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In other news, Tim Cook wears shoes! What respectable journalist considers this nnewsworth?

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.........those gay-F*ggots are such exaggerating people. sick humans.

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@ abe

Shut the hell up Abe. U have some serious issues

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Uh, You guys do know that in order for someone to be outed as gay their status as a gay person has to be unknown. Tim Cook has never hid his sexuality and I can tell you now that if this information is known to someone in Australia, it's also known more widely. Tim Cook wasn't outed by anyone but himself. He was known, publicly as gay when he took on the job