Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement, resigned from the company after a TikTok video surfaced of him joking crudely about women at a car show.
Tony is leaving Apple, a representative told CNBC in confirmation of the separation. According to Bloomberg, who broke the news first, the resignation was motivated by a TikTok video published on September 5.
In the video, which CNBC reviewed, Blevins is getting out of a pricey Mercedes-Benz sports car when Daniel Mac, who has a channel dedicated to interviewing people driving expensive cars, asks him what he does for a living.
Blevins’s response is heard in the video: “I race cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women. I do, however, skip the weekends and major holidays. The comment seems to make reference to a similar statement from the film “Arthur.”
1.3 million people watched it, according to the TikTok page.
Blevins was a VP at Apple, which is a very senior role that reports to top executives. His main role was to negotiate with suppliers to keep the price Apple pays for computer parts down, according to a Wall Street Journal profile of Blevins from 2020.