Ex Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Calls Tim Cook A Hypocrite’ On Gay Rights

The disclosure of Tim Cook about being gay attracted almost every news channel and print media platform of the world. Some called it a brave move by the legend while others called it a windbag stunt. In this series, Carly Fiorina has called Cook a hypocrite on gay rights.

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She is the ex-CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ). As per the reports, she stated that if Tim Cook were so concerned about gay rights, then he should have pulled away his company’s offerings from countries like Saudi Arabia and China.

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Fiorina doesn’t have a good reputation in the corporate world, and with this comment, she has pushed herself on a downer path. Her employment with HP didn’t bring any luck or good fortune for the company.

She continued with HP until 2005 when the board of directors asked her to resign. By the time she had parted her ways with HP, the tech giant had already lost 50% of its total value in the market. Fiorina’s wrong decisions and bad leadership earned her a place in the list of CNBC’s worst CEOs of all time.

If one looks at her public appearances and statements, then he can get a clear idea that Fiorina has never supported gay marriages. Fiorina was with Wall Street Journal Reporters on Thursday when she spoke about Cook. According to her, Tim Cook always pretends to be upset about doing business in those countries that don’t support gay marriages. If this is the case, then he should withdraw from 90% of the places including Saudi Arabia and China.

She considers Cook a big hypocrite who doesn’t want to compromise his business at any cost, but still pretends to be a gay well-wisher. Her comments have attracted a negative response from most of the people, business leaders and industry experts.



Erica is a graduate of New York University's school of Journalism. She joined US Markets Daily as a general assignment reporter in January of 2008.