Jimmy Iovine Apologizes After Saying Women Find It ‘Difficult’ to Find Music
Jimmy Iovine was on trial in the court of Twitter on Thursday night (Nov. 19) after he made some sexist comments during a conversation about the state of music on CBS This Morning.
While promoting Apple Music's newest ad featuring Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Mary J. Blige to showcase its playlist feature, the co-founder of Interscope Records and Beats by Dre said some alarming words.
"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," he said in an interview with Gayle King as Blige sat beside him.
"I just thought of a problem: Girls are sitting around talking about boys. Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever," he continued. "And they need music for that, right? It’s hard to find the right music. Not everybody knows a DJ." He also mentioned that people need playlists for dinner and for exercise.
The negative feedback came swiftly, causing Iovine to apologize for his comments.
"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," his statement reads.
King also came to Iovine's rescue and defended his words by saying that it was "totally taken out of context." She also encouraged spectators to watch the full interview.
Check out the full interview above and let us know what you think in the comments. Also, see what the Twitterverse has to say about Jimmy Iovine below.
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