Apple’s Jimmy Iovine apologizes for comments on women

“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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MacDailyNews Take: Mars, here we come!

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


  1. Oh, goody, we made somebody apologize for nothing. Look at all of the self-righteous power we have!

    As Iovine, a billionaire, reclines luxuriously in whichever one of his twenty-two mansions he chooses today, we Lib Loon Losers, the PC Police, smile smugly in our mommy’s basements and await the next manufactured outrage of the minute, our Cheeto-covered fingers poised to bang out the next hashtag on order to give some minuscule misplaced meaning to our empty, reactionary, worthless, wasted lives.

    Lib Loon Losers

  2. Where’s the outrage at Barbara Walters, who said this about Melania Trump?

    “If a man says this, I would kill him, but maybe because she’s so beautiful we don’t expect her to be as smart as she is,” she admits to Roberts, causing her to gasp.

  3. He should not have..
    He did not say anything wrong! If anything he was supportive of them.

    Activists are getting way over the top here.. As is the case most of the time.

    Way out of balance… Stupid at its best..

  4. Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good
    They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would
    They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
    Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone
    But I would not feel so all alone
    Everybody must get stoned.

    They’ll stone ya when you’re at the breakfast table
    They’ll stone ya when you are young and able
    They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to make a buck
    They’ll stone ya and then they’ll say “good luck”
    Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone
    Everybody must get stoned.

  5. Iovine must have apologized because T.C blew his top at him for it.

    Probably the first time too, not for screwing up the Apple Music Interface, not for an embarrassing intro of Apple Music at WWDC, not for having instructional videos (the Guided Tour) at the END of the initial trial period , not for the foulups of people’s personal music collections ETC but for THIS.

    because T.C only seems to be passionate about stuff like this: diversity, gay rights etc.
    (I’m not against these things just to be clear but T.C seems MORE concerned about them than practically anything else at Apple … )

    I’m talking crock? So when did Iovine ever apologize for the Apple Music screw ups?

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