A top Apple executive is leaving the company after he was caught on camera joking how he “plays big-breasted women” for a living.
Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of purchasing, fired the off-color comments after he was reached out to TikTok and Instagram Daniel Mac, who is known for asking people in luxury cars what they do for a living.
“I have rich cars, I play golf and I play big-breasted women,” Blevins He said in the viral video As he gets out of his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. “But I take weekends and holidays.”
The clip was reportedly captured at a California auto show on August 18 and shared on social media in early September, racking up more than 40,000 likes on Instagram and nearly 142,000 likes on TikTok.
Apple’s leadership became aware of these statements and an internal investigation was opened in which Blevins was withdrawn from leading his team of hundreds of employees, sources familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed to the business news outlet Thursday that Blevins was on his way out.
Blevins apologized for the obscene remarks in a statement to Bloomberg.
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my erroneous attempt at humor,” he said.
Bloomberg reports that Blevins has been with the company for 22 years and is one of about 30 executives reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook or COO Jeff Williams.
His comments are similar to the line in the 1981 movie “Arthur” where billionaire main character Arthur Bach said of his career: “I race cars, play tennis, and love women, but I have weekends and I’m the boss of myself.”
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