Apple shareholders gathered at the company’s Cupertino headquarters on Thursday. In addition to addressing financial issues, the discussion at this year’s annual shareholder meeting focused largely on Apple’s environmental record and policies.
As the meeting got underway, the tone took an unexpected turn as harsh comments were directed at board member Al Gore who was seated in the first row.
CNET reports that Apple shareholder Shelton Ehrlich took to the microphone and began railing against the re-election of Gore to the board. Ehrlich said Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted. If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”
Several additional commenters came to the aid of the divisive former Vice President and endorsed his position on Apple’s Board of Directors.
Al Gore did not respond directly to any of the comments and, in the end, was re-elected with the rest of the board members according to preliminary results.