More On: Tony Blevins
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 the 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 video, as he got out of his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, "I drive expensive 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 site 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.
His comments are similar to the line in the 1981 movie “Arthur” where billionaire main character Arthur Bach said about his career: “I race cars, play tennis and fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss.”