An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, the United States, October 28, 2021.
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Apple’s vice president of purchasing, Tony Blevins, has left the company after a TikTok video showed him making jokes about women at a car show.
An Apple representative confirmed the departure to CNBC, stating that “Tony is leaving Apple.”
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The departure was spurred by a TikTok video posted in September, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news.
In the video reviewed by CNBC, Blevins gets out of an expensive Mercedes Benz and is asked what he does for a living by Daniel Mac, who has a channel centered around asking people questions in expensive cars.
In the video, Blevins jokes that he buys “rich cars, plays golf, and caresses busty women. But I take weekends and big vacations.” The joke appears to be a reference to a similar quote in the movie “Arthur.”
It has been viewed 1.3 million times, according to the TikTok page.
Blevins was a vice president at Apple, which is a very senior position that reports to senior executives. His main role was to negotiate with suppliers to keep the price paid by Apple for computer parts low, according to a Wall Street Journal profile of Blevins from 2020.