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That was fast https://t.co/RVmeJDh51F— nilay patel (@reckless) May 13, 2021
Hmm. Meanwhile at Google, HR ppl said I had an “agenda” to “get rid of some people” when I talked about this type of behavior, then they decided they should get rid of me instead of those ppl so.... https://t.co/A6kbXDPrHN— Timnit Gebru (@timnitGebru) May 13, 2021
to be fair, as an app developer I know apple is very good at quick rejections— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) May 13, 2021
If anyone knows what it’s like to be held accountable for what they write, it’s this guy https://t.co/EKK8INSAX9— Ryan Mac? (@RMac18) May 13, 2021
Maybe the next people Apple interviews for an advertising post will say...what if you just didn't do this? https://t.co/9WqZUKjyab— Shira Ovide (@ShiraOvide) May 13, 2021
It’s so exhausting being a woman in tech; sitting opposite men who think because of my gender, I am soft and weak and generally full of shit.— ?devon? (@devonbl) May 12, 2021
It’s not even worth it to say I have worked relentlessly for every accomplishment I have pic.twitter.com/CSGcYrDTzG
Wow + welp https://t.co/wuFq6Q5dZk— Jacqui Cheng, PhD Blogger School of Hard Knocks (@ejacqui) May 13, 2021
His book is full of statements like that pic.twitter.com/GAWpdWxfNP— Mark Gray (@Mark_T_Gray) May 12, 2021
Genuinely surprised that a company listened.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 13, 2021
I spoke up because he could be a danger to the mental health of women in the workplace.
All my admiration to the Apple employees that mobilized so fast and effectively to stand up for diversity and safety.https://t.co/ItX11wPdO0
Tough to think you'll get a job in tech (or any woman would want to work with you) after you go on record with this.— Brad Stulberg (@BStulberg) May 13, 2021
Unless this is cooked and he never wrote it, I don't feel particularly bad for him. pic.twitter.com/Z3aayfYshu
It’s not often we see Apple employees take a collective stand on something, but when they do *damn* do they get results fast ? https://t.co/9oTNOeHxnv— Paul Hudson (@twostraws) May 13, 2021
I wonder if he got paid to leave and how much https://t.co/GFpmemCIWo— Ellen K. Pao (@ekp) May 13, 2021
D A M N, Apple fired that guy faster than they patch publicly dropped 0days.— Siguza (@s1guza) May 13, 2021
But damn right they should. https://t.co/i5uXWYSLUZ
"Come pandemic they'll be useless" I can't LMAO— Dr Sarah Taber (@SarahTaber_bww) May 13, 2021
I had COVID clocked before anyone else in my town, stocked supplies, grew food, launched a distributed PPE production line, sold 6 figures worth of masks, & talked a friend through firing a man who was trying to steal her company. https://t.co/LgMtadOcK5
I am really glad Apple got rid of this guy so quickly after outcry but really begs the question of why he was hired in the first place when you look at quotes like this that completely contradict Apple’s own stance on privacy. https://t.co/HA8IDPTAwU— David Lublin (@DavidLublin) May 13, 2021
This is the same guy who flipped out several years ago when I said that child-free people have lives equal in value to parents, then chased me across multiple platforms posting that I was "a barren bitch" or similar. Other women have similar stories. He's a monster, basically. https://t.co/Cc9qR9SRyw— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 12, 2021
OK, good, quick reaction. Now, How come he got hired, vetted? You know the one cockroach theory. How many such bad hiring decisions? https://t.co/nt5NL4a8Wv— Jean-Louis Gassée (@gassee) May 13, 2021
This is a major moment for worker activism at Apple, a company which is known for being incredibly private and closed off to employee debate on sensitive topics, even internally.— Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) May 13, 2021
Also a sign that Apple is taking employee concerns about sexism seriously. https://t.co/HF0mqnj9Us
Today we made our voices heard.— Novall Swift (@NovallSwift) May 13, 2021
We proved that standing up for what's right makes a difference.
Our work is not done here.
This is only a sliver of something much larger.
We can all do our part to make the industry better for everyone.
Apple hiring manager: "You seem perfect. Anything else we should know"?— Chris Anderson (@chr1sa) May 13, 2021
AGM: "Yeah, I'm a brilliant jerk. Just ask the Internet"
AHM: "You had me at brilliant!"
AGM: "Are you sure?"
AHM: "Yep. No need to check with PR"
AGM: <gets in jeep>
AHM: "Whoa. Internet.... You're fired" https://t.co/nbmp22cKOE
Can't blame the adtech bro, he is who he is.— Kontra (@counternotions) May 13, 2021
What's disturbing is the broken recruitment/hiring process that allowed this to happen at Apple. Lack of judgement is palpable.
Antonio García Martínez is actually a good guy. He might write the occasional shocking thing for effect, but he'd never, for example, organize a petition to deprive someone of their livelihood.— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 13, 2021
The person who wrote this book--which is interlaced with SO MUCH misogyny--was recently hired at Apple and it's horrifying. If you work there, please DM me and I can link you to an open letter and petition related to this man's hiring https://t.co/PqxndEK8ct— gabbi fisher (@gabbifish) May 12, 2021
So you feel, in a world of properly run companies, he should never work again?— Paul Graham (@paulg) May 13, 2021
Hey Apple employees who objected to your company hiring a repugnant jerk. Good job! https://t.co/Mnm9KN5fCc— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) May 13, 2021
Wow, if this is true, Apple’s response was surprisingly…swift. https://t.co/rqu6AyiuxA— Becky Hansmeyer (@bhansmeyer) May 13, 2021
Also, how is "but I was just pretending to be a misogynist and racist to get laughs" any kind of defense?— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) May 13, 2021
We turned down many people at Stripe for saying much less. It doesn't matter if someone is a 'good guy.' Many good guys don't get hired. It's a bad idea to hire people who say things for shock value, especially if those things alienate half the population.— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) May 13, 2021
Get used it to it people: if Apple does it, others will follow. The mindset is changing: having to work with misogynists or racists is no longer "normal". Having them in your company is a liability now. https://t.co/t4Gm7KdSl2— Mathias Verraes (@mathiasverraes) May 13, 2021
Some of the most intolerant people in the world control the most powerful platform in the world. There should be constraints on their power to discriminate against Americans because of their views. https://t.co/3j9eKYMX8M— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) May 13, 2021
If you guys think this is sexist, you should hear about the time Apple welcomed the creative mind behind “bitches ain’t shit” to their team. https://t.co/m05rWaQe50— Eade (@eade_bengard) May 13, 2021
Couldn’t happen to a bigger shithead lol https://t.co/mml3HnaLMK— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) May 13, 2021
Keep in mind this man will almost certainly land in another cushy highly paid corporate job in the next month when everyone starts bleating about how this was “cancel culture” in action depriving him of his livelihood. https://t.co/vrBLksgDUL— della ~ mothra shrine maiden (@della_morte_) May 13, 2021
Apple says “we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.”— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2021
Being femme has meant receiving feedback like being told my philosophy on incident response — which is built on my experience as an emergency medical responder under extremely hazardous conditions — is “too soft” to work in a tech context.— the apocalypse, but make it fashion. ✨ (@ElleArmageddon) May 13, 2021
It ISN’T, but I’m femme, so it must be. https://t.co/au4HZzpNlf
What you're missing, Paul, is that he didn't have a livelihood if he couldn't do the job because was going to discriminate against women (as he has always done.) Secondly, it was Apple's decision to fire him, and surely you agree a company can choose who to hire and fire.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 13, 2021
New Apple hire has some extraordinary opinions on the topic of user privacy. I wonder how they go along Apple’s (said) privacy priorities? https://t.co/K2jVp23zMq— Lukasz Olejnik (@lukOlejnik) May 12, 2021
Antonio García Martínez, a newly hired engineer on Apple’s ads team, is gone from Apple after employee backlash regarding sexist comments he made in his book Chaos Monkeys, company says. Employees have been incredibly angry about his hire and questioned Apple’s hiring practices.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2021
idiotic own goal for Apple that could have been avoided with 30 seconds of research https://t.co/ztp8X6QYE6— Karl Bode (@KarlBode) May 13, 2021
Actual accountability, all too rare! https://t.co/oq6h88MPS5— Lainna Fader ? (@lainnafader) May 13, 2021
How quickly we forget that Steve Jobs was a far worse asshole than the guy that Apple fired yesterday.— Scoble (@Scobleizer) May 13, 2021
Times are changing. Cupertino used to be all white when I was growing up. Now Silicon Valley is like the United Nations.
No I can’t get hired by the new Apple either.
I’ve worked with @antoniogm. At fb. He is one of the good ones. He may be colorful. But never have I ever witnessed anyone being uncomfortable around him on the personal level. He is paying the ultimate price for essentially, having a big mouth. He is smart and talented.— eitanshay (@EitanShay) May 13, 2021
It has always been weird how Apple seemed to avoid public reckonings from its own employees in the way other big terms firms have - that changes in a big way today. https://t.co/6rR1urKHy0— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) May 12, 2021
I feel like "Apple sides with the existing employees of world's most valuable company over one new guy who is a self-styled misogynistic asshole" is pretty rational, on the whole https://t.co/lwS7XQRRB1— nilay patel (@reckless) May 13, 2021
I don't think shifting racial demographics is the reason buddy pic.twitter.com/bAgieF5awT— Ryan Mac? (@RMac18) May 13, 2021
The thing about Apple Hire Guy is that he wrote those things -- in a published book -- and never expected repercussions.— Steph (Paddock||Shaver)‽ (@onalark) May 13, 2021
In fact, he wrote them thinking they'd improve his standing, positioning, and pay in Silicon Valley.
And worse, he's right.
Meet Apple’s newest hire for their ads team. https://t.co/NeskD44VNk pic.twitter.com/l0CdMkbOzb— Ben Sandofsky (@sandofsky) May 12, 2021
Let's not leave out his absolutely incredible email about his own narcissistic excellence after I blocked him for abusive behavior. Imagine someone like this sending emails to women at Apple @tim_cook pic.twitter.com/lLyNTQ63si— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 12, 2021
We got that AGM letter that’s been floating around Apple https://t.co/2Wm1DmPTp6— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) May 12, 2021
I started reading Antonio García Martínez (borrowed from library) & the guy really is reprehensible. I find it hard to believe he made it through the hiring, vetting & interviewing process without raising a red flag.— Michael Gartenberg (@Gartenberg) May 13, 2021
Bottom line, actions have consequences & so do words.
García-Martínez needs to wire up live webcams and microphones in every room of his house broadcasting publicly, or shut his lying mouth on issues of privacy. He could not be more wrong on this. https://t.co/QD6ThGNf61— Chris Vickery (@VickerySec) May 13, 2021
weird that a bunch of women made this happen. I heard somewhere that they’re weak ?♀️ https://t.co/nJItFGl4TK— Rebecca "Get a Fucking Vaccine" Watson (@rebeccawatson) May 13, 2021
Antonio García Martínez is no longer working at Apple. His Slack account was deactivated this afternoon. Then his team was pulled into an emergency meeting where the news was confirmed. https://t.co/jluzhLF5u0— Zoë Schiffer (@ZoeSchiffer) May 13, 2021
Did no one at Apple like.. read the book before he joined? What a bizarre situation. https://t.co/qM5jbCKWTt— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) May 13, 2021
We will be burning copies of Chaos Monkeys this afternoon outside the Apple labor camp in the Xinjiang province. DM for details.— Nikita Bier (@nikitabier) May 13, 2021
Apple Says Ads Engineer Leaves Company After Comments Draw Fire https://t.co/WNbeIubqDN https://t.co/OffJ77hEk5— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 13, 2021
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