Even those who haven’t seen the film and knew Jobs personally expected this harsh treatment from Hollywood. Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs apparently lobbied to have the film killed, according to The Wall Street Journal. When late night TV host Stephen Colbert asked Tim Cook about the movie, Cook called it “opportunistic,” a criticism that screenwriter Sorkin strongly contested.
“If 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,” Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter. The screenwriter has since apologized for his jarring response.
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