A homophobic lawmaker is now calling for a lifetime travel ban on Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly as gay on Thursday morning.
Vitaly Milonov, the politician behind St Petersburg’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law that has since been adopted federally by the Russian Parliament, suggested Mr Cook could bring “the Ebola virus, AIDS [and] gonorrhea” to Russia.
“What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there,” Mr Milonov told the FlashNord website. “Ban him for life.”
He said: “They can marry monkeys and register perverts for all I care”.
He wrote in Businesweek “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
He came second on this year’s list, edged out by TV host Ellen DeGeneres.