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Aaron Sorkin Apologizes for Burning Tim Cook Over Apple’s Factory Conditions

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This week, Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of the Steve Jobs biopic aptly titled Steve Jobs, had a spat with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook called Sorkin and the film “opportunistic” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, to which the guillotine-tongued Sorkin retorted, “[I]f you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.” Now Sorkin has apologized for his comment in an E! Online video. The screenwriter says, “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.” If not, and the spat intensifies, perhaps Sorkin will write a witty new screenplay about the plight of East Asian tech-assembly workers.

Sorkin Apologizes to Tim Cook for That Sick Burn