After being caught on camera laughing about how he “fondles big-breasted ladies” for a living, a top Apple executive has announced his departure from the business. After being approached by Daniel Mac, the founder of TikTok and Instagram, who is notorious for approaching individuals in posh automobiles and asking them what they do for a living, Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement, blurted out the crude remarks. Check what happened exactly in the article below.
Reportedly, as he got out of his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Blevins remarked in the viral video, “I have fancy automobiles, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women.” I do, however, take weekends and holidays off. According to reports, the video was captured on August 18 at a car show in California and posted to social media in early September. Since then, it has received more than 40,000 likes on Instagram and nearly 142,000 likes on TikTok.
As soon as Apple’s top executives learned about the comments, an internal inquiry was launched, and Blevins was relieved of his leadership of his team of hundreds of people, according to sources familiar with the situation who spoke to Bloomberg. On Thursday, an Apple representative told the business news source that Blevins would soon be leaving. In a statement to Bloomberg, Blevins expressed regret for the obscene comments. He said, “I would like to take this occasion to express my sincere apologies to anyone who was hurt by my misguided attempt at humor.
According to Bloomberg, Blevins has been with the company for 22 years and is one of around 30 executives that directly report to Apple CEO Tim Cook or COO Jeff Williams. Similar remarks were made by millionaire main character Arthur Bach in the 1981 film “Arthur,” who claimed about his career: “I race cars, play tennis, and fondle ladies, but I get weekends off, and I am my own boss.” Regarding the cause for Blevins’ departure, Apple made no comments.
Reuters was unable to get in touch with Blevins for comment. Bloomberg published a statement from executive Blevins in which he expressed regret for what he called a “mistaken attempt at humor” that may have offended. Vice President Blevins played a significant part in the supply chain management of Apple. In order to negotiate cheaper pricing for Apple, his position required him to coordinate two to six suppliers for each of the thousands of components found in Apple’s products. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.