James Woods attacks Tim Cook for leaving straight couples out of a new Apple ad
Actor James Woods is at it again, this time getting himself riled up after Apple released an advert featuring only same-sex couples.
The new ad from the tech giant is titled ‘First Dance’ and celebrates same-sex weddings.
It features same-sex couples dancing at their weddings with footage shot on the iPhone X.
Apple released the ad in Australia following the legalisation of same-sex marriage and in advance of Sydney Mardi Gras.
But Woods claimed the ad excludes different-sex couples, tweeting that straight people were being discriminated against by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
He said: “Evidently heterosexual couples didn’t make the cut in Tim Cook’s world vision of diversity.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in 2014, and is the most prominent out gay CEO in the world.
The tech company has been known for its support of LGBT rights around the world, signing its name to support same-sex marriage and other causes in the US, Australia and beyond.
And despite the negative reaction from Woods, many have praised Apple for the ad, which you can view below:
This is definitely not the first time Woods has made an anti-LGBT stance apparent.
Last year, Woods tweeted a transphobic message with an image of a gender-nonconforming child being supported by their parents.
The tweet came nearly two years to the day after Woods appeared in a PSA promising to shine a light on LGBT youth homelessness.
Woods shared a photo of a boy with his smiling, proud parents, holding signs saying: “I love my gender creative son” and “My son wears dresses and makeup, get over it.”
He captioned it with a message suggesting that the boy would grow up to be a serial killer.
Back in 2015, Woods appeared in a PSA on LGBT youth homelessness for the LA LGBT Center.
In it, he says: “We’ve got you,” along with stars like Elton John and Jamie Foxx.
In further tweets, Woods defended himself, hitting out at “vile” suggestions he is homophobic, but comparing the child’s parents to child abusers.
And actor Armie Hammer took him to task after Woods tweeted about age gaps in gay relationships.
Last year, the Trump-supporter, Woods, made a homophobic comment about famed out gay broadcaster Anderson Cooper.
In the interview, Cooper challenged White House advisor Kellyanne Conway over James Comey’s sacking, suggesting that it was linked to an FBI investigation into the President’s inner circle and ties to Russia.
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A number of clips were then played by Cooper of the President, then campaigning for office, back in 2016 stating praise for Comey for investigating Hillary Clinton over her email controversy.
Conway responded: “You’re conflating two things that don’t belong together. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I was on your show often last fall saying we were going to win Michigan and how we were going to do it, so that was fun.”
Cooper then gave a pretty big eye roll and continued with his line of questioning.
Woods responded with a tweet of the eye roll with the words “As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast…”.
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