That’s when co-host Simon Hobbs piped up, saying, ‘I think Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact he’s gay at the head of Apple, isn’t he?’
For a moment, a deafening silence filled the studio as the hosts look awkardly from one to the other before Stewart, shaking his head in disapproval, responds with a succinct, ‘No.’
Hobbs tried to recover, ‘Oh, dear, was that an error? I thought he was open about it.’
It’s true that we’ve not had one of those 12 steps moments. “Hi, I’m Tim Cook and I’m gay”.
But he has agreed that he is indeed gay publicly.