A note to out-of-touch tech elites: If TikToker Daniel Mack approaches you to talk about your exorbitant assets, run away. Or don’t and commit self-guilt for seeing all the internet.
Now-former senior Apple executive Tony Blevins is leaving the company after appearing on a popular TikTok account that asked rich people with fancy cars what they do for a living. In the video, Blevins is at a car show in Pebble Beach, CA. Dressed in a light blue suit and a Union Jack vest, Blevins is filmed getting out of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren as he says: “I have rich cars, play golf, and date big breasted women.” Love it. But I take weekends and prime time.” Holidays off.”
Here’s the Apple Watch Ultra being destroyed with a hammer
It is unclear whether this is an official part of the job description.
as reported earlier BloombergThe TikTok video, published on September 5, prompted “members of Apple’s operations and purchasing teams” to report it to the human resources department, according to sources who asked to remain anonymous. Apple then launched an investigation that resulted in Blevins resigning from his position.
Blevins, who was VP of procurement, had been at Apple for 22 years and was one of the top-level executives reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook. according to a wall street journal Profile in 2020, his hardball negotiating tactics with suppliers to cut costs earned him the nickname “The Blevinator”.
Blevins’ ill-fated response to Mac was apparently a reference to the 1981 film Arthur, in which the main character says: “I race cars, play tennis, and love women. But I have the weekend off and I’m my own boss.” Blevins, who mischaracterized the film, apologized for the incident, saying it was a “misguided attempt at humour”.
Now, the disgraced former Apple exec will have to “Blevinate” it elsewhere.