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Sims unloads on Apple CEO for ‘swooping in’ to ‘lecture Alabama on how we should live’

Yellowhammer News CEO Cliff Sims (Photo: Yellowhammer)
Yellowhammer News CEO Cliff Sims (Photo: Yellowhammer)

Yellowhammer’s Cliff Sims unloaded on Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter Monday after Cook harshly criticized the State of Alabama for being “too slow on equality for the LGBT community.” Cook’s remarks were made during a speech following his induction into the Alabama Hall of Honor, a distinction he received alongside several other notable individuals, including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

“As a state, we took too long to take steps toward equality,” Cook told the crowd in the Old House Chamber of the Capitol. “We were too slow on equality for African-Americans. We were too slow on interracial marriage. And we are still too slow on equality for the LGBT community.”

In a series of Tweets, Sims blasted Cook for “swooping in” to criticize the Yellowhammer State, which Cook left behind long ago in favor of California. He also suggested that rather than lecturing the state’s citizens on how they should live, Cook could have a real impact by bringing more jobs to the state’s most impoverished areas.

An excerpt from Cook’s speech, which includes his remarks on LGBT rights in Alabama, can be seen in the video below.