Jimmy Iovine Incurs Wrath of the Internet, Apologizes for Saying Women Need Help Finding Music

Jimmy Iovine Incurs Wrath of the Internet, Apologizes for Saying Women Need Help Finding Music
Interscope head honcho and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has apologized after angering the IQ-possessing portion of the Internet with his hot take on women's music consuming habits.
 
The record exec and businessman appeared on CBS This Morning yesterday (November 19) to discuss Apple's new streaming service, which recently bought out his and Dr. Dre's Beats Music and is shutting it down at the end of the month. Sitting next to Apple brand ambassador and Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige, he explained that "women find it very difficult at times" to find music, and that Apple Music's playlists can help solve this problem thanks to the service implementing "algorithms but with a human touch."
 
The sentiment was echoed in a recent Apple Music commercial featuring Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Mary J, Blige, who get together and praise the service for being like "a boyfriend that makes you a mixtape in your laptop."
 

In his CBS segment, Iovine tried to explain a problem he believes afflicts the female population. "Girls are sitting around talking about boys. Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever," he said. "And they need music for that, right? It's hard to find the right music. Not everybody knows a DJ."
 
Since incurring the rage of men and women alike on the Internet (who were miraculously able to find their keyboards without help), Iovine has issued an apology.
 
"We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone — men and women, young and old," he said. "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."
Watch the original television segment in the player here.