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Tim Cook Breaks Down Over Orlando Massacre at Software Launch

Tim Cook
Written by Richard Hack
SAN FRANCISCO–Apple CEO Tim Cook broke down in tears as he launched his major annual software event with a moment of silence for the 49 victims killed in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Cook called Sunday’s shooting a “senseless and unconscionable act of terror and hate.”

“We offer our deepest sympathies to everyone whose lives were touched by this violence. It was a senseless, unconscionable act of terrorism and hate aimed at dividing and destroying,” he said.

“The Apple community is made up of people from all around the world,” he added. “We celebrate our diversity. We know that it makes us stronger, and moves everyone forward.”

Cook is one of several openly gay CEOs of a Fortune 500 company and has been noted for this activism.

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