Russian LGBT Groups Ask Apple to Brea...

Russian LGBT Groups Ask Apple to Break With Anti-Gay Businessman

There are 10 comments on the EDGE story from Jan 7, 2014, titled Russian LGBT Groups Ask Apple to Break With Anti-Gay Businessman. In it, EDGE reports that:

More than 15 LGBT organizations have teamed up to urge Apple officials to cut ties with Euroset, the largest phone retailer in Russia, after the company's creative director came under fire last month for saying gays should be shoved alive into a furnace, according to a new report by Mother Jones.

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Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jan 7, 2014
"Mother Jones reports the collation is turning to Apple..."

The 'collation'??? What the hell does THAT mean? Were they trying for 'coalition' perhaps. Trust Edge.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jan 7, 2014
The REAL Bill Of Rights wrote:
I applaud Ivan Okhlobystin!
Who cares? You are an idiot with nothing worthwhile to say. As we've seen again and again and again. And still you persist. How pathetic.
Fremont is a Dump

San Mateo, CA

#5 Jan 7, 2014
The REAL Bill Of Rights wrote:
I applaud Ivan Okhlobystin!
How do you applaud when one hand is always on your quarter-inch?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Jan 7, 2014
That sort of strategy doesn't work in Russia.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#7 Jan 8, 2014
Sir Andrew wrote:
"Mother Jones reports the collation is turning to Apple..."
The 'collation'??? What the hell does THAT mean? Were they trying for 'coalition' perhaps. Trust Edge.
Perhaps they were thinking of Canon instead of Apple.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 Jan 8, 2014
The REAL Bill Of Rights wrote:
I applaud Ivan Okhlobystin!
Would you turn into gingerbread if someone shoved you alive into an oven, troll, or do baked trolls turn into overcooked lasagna?

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Jan 8, 2014
snyper wrote:
That sort of strategy doesn't work in Russia.
As I have said before, not much the US does would have much effect. The US is not a major importer of Russian goods. The onus on this one is the EU, who is. People should be protesting and embassies of EU countries who are Russia's big customers.
Dr Reker s Bellhop

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 8, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
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As I have said before, not much the US does would have much effect. The US is not a major importer of Russian goods. The onus on this one is the EU, who is. People should be protesting and embassies of EU countries who are Russia's big customers.
Protest pro glbt, EU countries for Russia's homophobic pogroms.

Okay then. Sure.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#11 Jan 8, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
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As I have said before, not much the US does would have much effect. The US is not a major importer of Russian goods. The onus on this one is the EU, who is. People should be protesting and embassies of EU countries who are Russia's big customers.
That doesn't quite work either. It might perplex a few oligarchs, but the real force of anti-gay animus in Russia is in the broad-based prejudice. It's not an imposed top-down function. It's inculcated, and far more deep-seated than anything in the West. Nor is the RF economy as integrated as it is in the West. Economic boundaries are not as permeable as they are elsewhere.

The Russian will just create their own Apple-esque products, the majority of which never make their way into the hands of the general population, anyway, so the market is actually quite small. Alternatively, they will simply purchase them through third parties. The price will go up slightly.

Our Russian brothers and sisters are trying to use Western models in a situation that is not vulnerable to such methods.
Hans

Dallas, TX

#12 Jan 8, 2014
I love Russia!

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