Apple executive quits after TikTok of him making rude joke about women goes viral
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An Apple executive has quit his job after a video of him making a joke about women went viral.
Daniel Mac regularly interviews high-powered people about their lives, asking them about their careers and what they earn.
In one of his most recent videos, he got speaking to a guy sitting in a rare $500,000 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
That man just so happened to be Tony Blevins.
In a video posted on TikTok, Mac is seen walking up to his car and asking him what he does for a living.
Laughing, Blevins then replied: "I have rich cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women, but I take weekends and major holidays off.
"If you’re interested, I’ve got a hell of a dental plan."
"That is quite the career, I’m looking to get into that," said Mac.
His comments were reportedly a reference to the film Arthur, in which the main character says: "I race cars, play tennis and fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss."
After the video - which has been viewed more than a million times - was released, it was revealed that Blevins was in fact a top executive at Apple.
Following the publication of the video earlier this month, Blevins, who has worked at Apple for over two decades, said he did not mean any offence.
He said: "I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by my mistaken attempt at humour."
The company has since confirmed Blevin has left Apple.
UNILAD has contacted Apple for a comment.
Blevins' departure comes after the tech giant caused some confusion with one of its latest adverts.
Apple's unveiling events are always guaranteed to get people talking, but rather than shiny new phones and exciting updates, this time a lot of people are focusing on footage of a woman disappearing
Tim Cook appeared live in front of millions of people from Apple's headquarters in California's Cupertino today (7 September) to talk all things tech, including the new iPhone 14 and some new AirPod features.
What was that weird thing at the end? With the woman waiting on the subway platform?— Drew Benson (@DrewsterBenson) September 7, 2022
He chatted away for an hour and a half, but at the very end of the livestream Cook was replaced by an image of a woman apparently waiting to board a subway train.
Dressed in a green dress and carrying a brown bag, the woman didn't appear to be showing off any kind of Apple-related item, and there wasn't even an obvious advert on the subway train pointing to anything detailed in the livestream.
As the woman stood looking at the train doors, the footage glitched and she momentarily disappeared, before the screen cut to black with the Apple Logo reminding people of what they were actually there for.
Naturally, it wasn't long before the questions began.
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