After trying tarnish and explain Ava Duvernay's fabulous Apple Music ad in the most idiotic way possible,Iovine gave an apologetic statement saying,"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."
Gayle King, whom hosted the original interview in CBS This Morning, defended his comments:
"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. "Those of us who know him know that the last thing he is is sexist."
God, do I hate people who say "Those who actually know X would realize he's not actually sexist/racist/apiece of shit".