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Apple's Tim Cook tweeted a congratulatory message to Australia on its same-sex marriage vote -- using a New Zealand flag emoji

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 4 days ago Sarah Kimmorley
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Social media is in a frenzy after Australia voted Yes in favour of marriage equality.

Celebrities, sportspeople and business people have come out in support of the vote on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Apple CEO Tim Cook also jumped on to welcome the result with a tweet.

"Congratulations Australia! Another important step toward equality for all," he said.

Unfortunately Cook managed to use the New Zealand flag in the tweet, and had to replace it.

We got a screenshot of his initial post.

a screenshot of a cell phone © Provided by Business Insider Inc Here's his replacement tweet.

To be fair, the flags are very similar. But someone should have told him about the Aussie/Kiwi rivalry.

Pictures: Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage

With Australians getting their say on whether same-sex marriage should be legal via a postal survey, we take a look at the countries around the world where it is legal for all couples to get married. Countries that have legalised same-sex marriage
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