A top Apple executive is leaving the company after he was caught on camera joking how he “fondles big breasted women” for a living.
Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice-president of procurement, blurted out the off-color comments after he was approached by TikTok and Instagram creator Daniel Mac, who is known for asking people in fancy cars what they do for a living.
“I have rich cars, play golf and fondle big breasted women,” Blevins said in the viral video as he exited his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. “But I take weekends and holidays off.”
The clip was reportedly taken at a California car show on Aug. 18 and shared on social media in early September, where it has racked up more than 40,000 likes on Instagram and close to 142,000 likes on TikTok.
Apple’s leadership caught wind of the remarks and an internal investigation was opened as Blevins was pulled from command of his team of hundreds of employees, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed to the business news outlet Thursday Blevins was on his way out.
Blevins apologized for the raunchy remarks in a statement to Bloomberg.
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my mistaken attempt at humor,” he said.
Blevins was with the company for 22 years and one of about 30 execs to report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook or COO Jeff Williams, Bloomberg reported.
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.”