“Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine is apologizing for his comments on women during a ‘CBS This Morning’ interview on Thursday, and said, ‘I could have chosen my words better,’ Andrea Park reports for CBS News.
“He told co-anchor Gayle King, ‘I always knew that women find it very difficult at times — some women — to find music. And this helps makes it easier with playlists, curated by real people,'” Park reports. “Iovine’s remarks immediately sparked a social media backlash, and the music mogul backtracked, saying in a statement, ‘We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone — men and women, young and old. Our new ad focuses on women, which is why I answered the way I did, but of course the same applies equally for men. I could have chosen my words better, and I apologize.'”
“King and her ‘CBS This Morning’ co-hosts, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell, defended Iovine, saying his comments were taken out of context,” Park reports. “I feel so badly about this because we called Jimmy Iovine to unveil the commercial here and we were all sitting at the table and it’s just hurtful I think that something he said is so taken out of context, because when you see the whole interview, that’s not at all the case … I get the point that he was making,’ said King. O’Donnell agreed, saying she herself told Iovine that she had a hard time finding new music. ‘Those of us who know him know that the last thing he is is sexist,’ said King.”
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Of note, Jim Dalrymple has an excellent idea that was prompted by this imbroglio here.
Apple’s Jimmy Iovine: ‘Women find it very difficult at times to find music’ – November 19, 2015