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Chris Rock Explains Why Tim Cook’s Coming Out Had More Impact Than Michael Sam’s

Chris-RockWhich I think is actually bigger than the football player. Because the average person in that locker room is in his 20s. And it’s just not a big deal to be around a gay guy — if you’re in your 20s. Whereas Tim Cook is around these corporate guys. That is the epitome of a boys’ club. That is sexist, ­racist — the least inclusive group of people you’re ever going to find. Men who have no problem being called owners. Who actually wants to be called an owner, even if you owned a football team? Just the title owner is just so nasty and disgusting…So Tim Cook came out to those guys. He’s in that club. My God.”

 

— Chris Rock discussing Apple CEO Tim Cook, gay rights and other issues in an interview with Vulture