Open letter to Tim Cook, CEO Apple Computers
Re: Apple’s broken promises.
I was absolutely appalled and disgusted watching The Passionate Eye’s documentary Apple’s Broken Promises 2014 on CBC TV this evening (Sunday Jan. 18). For a company to claim that they want to be the most transparent company in the world, the fact that you would not even meet with the investigator on the program so that he could show you the dreadful footage he had garnered illustrates the fact that you are nothing more than a cruel farce.
The actual camera footage inside those terrible Chinese factories and the children risking death in your illegal minefields in Indonesia was absolutely horrifying and sickening. I swear that I will never buy another Apple device ever again, and neither will my friends.
You are a disgrace to the developed world and to your company. Did Steve Jobs condone this activity as well? Your assurances that all is well are ridiculous and strike a very hollow note in what must be the image of what really is one of the cruelest and most heartless companies in the world.
As a gay man I would have thought that you would want to fight oppression everywhere. Apparently this is not the case. What a disappointment you are as a man and as a company. The world is watching. I pray that you will not get away with your rotten, greedy ways.
Laurence D.M. Marshall and Larry D. Norton,