After being caught on camera joking that he “fondles big-breasted women” for a living, a top Apple executive is leaving the company. Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement, said rude things when he was asked what he did for a living by Daniel Mac, who made TikTok and Instagram and is known for asking people in nice cars what they do.
Blevins said in the viral video as he got out of his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, “I have nice cars, play golf, and kiss women with big breasts.” “But I don’t work on the weekends or on holidays.”
The clip was reportedly taken at a California car show on August 18. It was posted on social media in early September and has since gotten more than 40,000 likes on Instagram and close to 142,000 likes on TikTok.
When Apple’s leaders heard about the comments, they started an internal investigation and took Blevins off of his team of hundreds of employees, Bloomberg sources said. Thursday, an Apple representative told a business news outlet that Blevins was leaving.
In a statement to Bloomberg, Blevins said he was sorry for making the rude comments.
He said, “I would like to take this chance to apologize to anyone who was hurt by my bad attempt at humor.”
Bloomberg said that Blevins worked for the company for 22 years and was one of about 30 top managers who reported directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook or COO Jeff Williams.
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.