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Tim Cook Says He's Gay And Apple Fanboys Tweet The Same Samsung Joke

Apple fanboys are less original than....Samsung? *GASP*

Posted on October 30, 2014, at 1:33 p.m. ET

Tim Cook wrote in Businessweek "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

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As soon as the news broke, Twitter was flooded with complimentary tweets. But because it's Apple, which has an gigantic community of tweeting fanboys, Cook's sexual orientation quickly turned into a way of making fun of Samsung, which is often accused of copying Apple's designs.

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Tim Cook reveals he's gay. Meanwhile, Samsung has already started looking for a gay CEO.

Shahenshah of Swill@MrTipplerFollow

Tim Cook reveals he's gay.

Meanwhile, Samsung has already started looking for a gay CEO.

8:17 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Get it? Because Samsung phones look like iPhones.

Now waiting for Samsung CEO to declare himself as gay and then file a suit on Tim Cook for patent infringement.

The-Lying-Lama@KyaUkhaadLegaFollow

Now waiting for Samsung CEO to declare himself as gay and then file a suit on Tim Cook for patent infringement.

8:17 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tim Cook says, "I'm proud to be gay" Samsung officials would have already copy pasted and replicated this status.

Bhak Sala@bhak_salaFollow

Tim Cook says, "I'm proud to be gay"

Samsung officials would have already copy pasted and replicated this status.

8:38 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tim Cook officially announced he's gay. News just in that Samsung has also announced it's gay.

Oliur@UltraLinxFollow

Tim Cook officially announced he's gay. News just in that Samsung has also announced it's gay.

8:48 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Samsung just put out a statement saying that they're also proud to be gay.

I Am Devloper@iamdevloperFollow

Samsung just put out a statement saying that they're also proud to be gay.

9:09 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Samsung: “we're gay too”

It goes on and on and on.

Nice announcement Tim Cook, happy for you, but Samsung's been gay for YEARS.

Sam Roberts@notsamFollow

Nice announcement Tim Cook, happy for you, but Samsung's been gay for YEARS.

12:39 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

1. Samsung’ CEO claims he was gay first 2. Android was already gay like four years ago

Iwona Wisniewska@iwona_wFollow

1. Samsung CEO claims he was gay first 2. Android was already gay like four years ago

9:32 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is gay. Samsung is persuading it's CEO to turn gay now.

Mohit@HaramiParindeyFollow

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is gay. Samsung is persuading it's CEO to turn gay now.

10:06 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced he is gay. Now we wait for the Samsung CEO to announce that he's waaayyy more gay.

Akshar@AksharPathakFollow

Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced he is gay. Now we wait for the Samsung CEO to announce that he's waaayyy more gay.

7:50 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tim Cook has just announced that he is gay. In other news, Samsung says they are even MORE gay and were the FIRST to be gay.

GuyCodes@GuyCodesFollow

Tim Cook has just announced that he is gay. In other news, Samsung says they are even MORE gay and were the FIRST to be gay.

11:26 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Expect the CEO of Samsung to come out as gay in a few months once they’ve figured out how to do it.

Inevitably We Die@theronsterFollow

Expect the CEO of Samsung to come out as gay in a few months once theyve figured out how to do it.

7:53 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Well I'm gay too!" - The CEO of Samsung

Even nerd gods Boing Boing went for the obvious joke.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is proud to be gay. Oh just wait, next Samsung will claim it invented Gay. http://t.co/Fck6rSYDj7

Boing Boing@BoingBoingFollow

Apple CEO Tim Cook is proud to be gay. Oh just wait, next Samsung will claim it invented Gay. http://t.co/Fck6rSYDj7

11:13 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And former Googler and venture capitalist Hunter Walk.

The trend is very real, according to Twitter analytics service Topsy.

Topsy

But everyone "knows" Samsung copies Apple, the truly boutique mobile nerd joke is about Chinese phone giant Xiaomi, who Apple design guru Jony Ive called out as "lazy" for making lookalike phones.

Xiaomi / Via xiaomi.com

Xiaomi and Huawei CEO's in panic meeting to figure out if they have to be gay too @hunterwalk @_windrider

IBooo@ibookeryFollow

Xiaomi and Huawei CEO's in panic meeting to figure out if they have to be gay too @hunterwalk @_windrider

10:38 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Unconfirmed reports of Xiaomi coming out as Gay.

rahul db@rahuldbFollow

Unconfirmed reports of Xiaomi coming out as Gay.

11:33 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Next up Xiaomi CEO comes out as gay too

Finally, truth spoken.

The samsung gay joke was funny for the first 5 minutes.

Matt Griffin@mattgriffinFollow

The samsung gay joke was funny for the first 5 minutes.

11:21 AM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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