Jimmy Iovine Criticized After Making Controversial Comments About Women

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    Apple recently debuted a new Apple Music ad, starring singer Mary J. Blige and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington, during the 2015 Emmy Awards.

    In the one-minute spot, focused on Apple Music playlists, Washington says that Apple's curated playlists are like having "a boyfriend who creates you a mixtape -- in your laptop."

    Jimmy Iovine, who joined Apple in 2014 following the company's acquisition of Beats Electronics, has made headlines today following controversial comments he made about women on CBS This Morning today in relation to the ad.

    In particular, when asked to explain his thinking behind the Emmy ad, Iovine said that "women find it very difficult at times -- some women -- to find music, ...and [Apple Music] helps makes it easier with playlists curated by real people." He proceeded to mention the problem of girls "sitting around" and "talking about boys."

    CBS has made the video clip unavailable to viewers outside the U.S. -- Mirror

    The Verge transcribes:
    Iovine's comments have been widely criticized on Twitter and in several media outlets.

    Update: Jimmy Iovine has provided BuzzFeed with an apology, saying "I could have chosen my words better."
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  2. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Iovine looks better with a hat. His head's too misshapen for him to look cool walking around bald.
     
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    In other words Jimmy thinks women are stupid.
     
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    OMFG. Get over it! This way too hypersensitive Society we live in is a joke.
     
  5. MyMacintosh macrumors regular

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    When MacRumors first dropped this ad on the website, I knew this was coming. It was the first thing in the ad that made me cringe. Im surprised it took this long for the complaints to start rolling in though....

    Edit: I dont disagree with his reasoning though. The feminazis though? Diff story....
     
  6. MvdM macrumors regular

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    What's controversial about his comments? I read them twice.
     
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    Really? That is what you have to say from the article?

    Dre and Iovine sure are a pair...
     
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    of tools?
     
  9. shaunymac, Nov 19, 2015
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    This! People find something a little more serious to "read into" too much or get but hurt over.

    I mean quit bullying him for his comments. :)
     
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    Let the phony outrage begin!

    Seriously, how many of us old-timers made carefully curated mixtapes for their girlfriends back in the day? He's simply speaking from his point of view and any sane reader should have the capacity (and willingness) to adjust and apply what he says to their own lives.
     
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    You know... Who cares. This is the first time I am commenting "how is this frontpage news?"

    You know.
     
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    I know the entire problem. He works for Apple and is in the public but does not have a well honed and rehersed story line.
     
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    Oh Nooos! In real he was about to say "Its ...girls... sitting around talking about boys... or girls, or boys who feel as girls, or girls who feel as boys, or girls who where boys who feel themself as gay girls who love cats and no dogs but eat only duck meat that is white..." no offense but he stepped out of social correctness here. :-/
     
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    I find it more upsetting the number of times he says "you know."
     
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    I agree with this. Who cares?
     
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    America is hilarious. CNN or CBS is one minute calling for airstrikes to bomb the crap out of some country and on the other reporting someone saying boo to a dear. Outright hypocrisy. It's like that fool walking around New York with a camera strapped to her butt and calling every comment verbal rape. Bring back real journalism. There is a story here, it's that you guys need to take your country back from the news media who tell you how and what to think.
     
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    My wife can't make a playlist...And she complains a lot...Seems Jimmy hit the nail on the head.

    Hyper sensitive much? This planet is so doomed.
     
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    ****ing A, man. I wonder when people will learn that political correctness dilutes the message. If everything's offensive, nothing's offensive.
     
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    He shouldn't have specifically said it was directly targeted towards women. If he didn't do that, we wouldn't be having this discussion right now.

    I just laughed when I saw the news story on The Verge.
     
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    I am a woman and I do not see anything wrong with the comment. For me the news is about "how stupid can be someone to consider this irrelevant chit chat comment worth an article?
     
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    How is this supposed to be offensive? Also, I don't really know what he means. Around here, girls always make the playlists, and the guys had better not complain about it.
     

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