Tony Blevins, a prominent actor in the company''s supply chain activities, has fled the iPhone company, according to the company on Thursday, without giving the reason.
After a TikTok video of the executive making a crude remarks about women went viral, Bloomberg received the first report of Blevins'' departure.
Blevins is heard in a video on TikTok earlier this month saying, "I have rich cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women, but I take weekends and major holidays off," as a response to a question on his daily life.
Daniel Mac, the content creator of TikTok, had approached the Blevins at a car show as part of a video series in which Mac asked owners of expensive automobiles their occupations.
Both Mac and Blevins'' companion in a Mercedes sports car were laughing as Blevins said off the cuff while exiting the vehicle. Bloomberg reported that Blevins appeared to be referring to a nearly identical line in the 1981 film "Arthur."
Apple did not comment on the reason for Blevins'' departure. Reuters tried to reach Blevins for comment, but Bloomberg cited a statement from Blevins in which the executive apologized for causing offense with a "mistaken attempt at humour."
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Blevins, an Apple vice president, played a key role in the company''s supply chain operations.
Blevins'' profile in the Wall Street Journal said he was aware inside the iPhone maker as "the Blevinator."
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