Earlier this week, a gaggle of Apple staff weren’t too happy over the hiring of Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former product supervisor at Facebook. Martinez has written a e-book that has a number of misogynistic statements. Like this for instance. “Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of sh*t”. The petition quoted a number of different such misogynistic references.
Moved by the backlash, Apple reportedly requested the worker to go away and now Martinez has come out along with his model of occasions in a collection of tweets. Martinez claims that Apple was very a lot conscious of his writings and actively recruited him. “Apple actively recruited me for my role on the ads team, reaching out via a former colleague to convince me to join. Apple found my experience in the ads space, specifically around data and privacy, highly relevant to their efforts and persuaded me to leave my then role,” he tweeted.
In a collection of tweets, he additional mentioned that he uprooted his life for Apple. “I upended my life for Apple. I sold my WA residence which I built with my own hands, relocated myself, shut down any public media presence and future writing aspirations, and resolved to build my career at Apple for years to come,” Martinez claimed.
With reference to his writing, Martinez mentioned that Apple knew about that earlier than hiring him and his “references were questioned extensively about my best-selling book.”
He additional mentioned that he “didn’t part ways” with Apple however was fired in a snap resolution. “Apple has issued a statement that clearly implies there was some negative behaviour by me during my time at Apple. That is defamatory and categorically false.”
Apple hasn’t commented publicly on the entire matter intimately thus far.