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'Proud to be gay': Twitter reacts to Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced on Thursday that he is gay, a declaration applauded by many on Twitter, where both Cook's name and the phrase "proud to be gay" quickly began trending.

"While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Cook wrote in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek. "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


Others took an opportunity to poke fun at the tech giant ...


... and its smartphone rivalry with Samsung.

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