During the week, Apple employees noticed that the company had recently hired Antonio García Martínez, and started an internal appeal to get rid of him, reports The Verge.
Between 2011 and 2013, he was head of the development of functions for targeting advertising on Facebook, but was fired, and is the author of the book Chaos Monkeys. The book is full of misogynistic and racist comments, which has previously been pointed out by, among others, Chip Huyen in a blog posts when Antonio García Martínez had started writing for Wired 2019.
An excerpt from the book that has been circulating Twitter below shows why so many Apple employees are upset:
Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit. They have their self-regarding entitlement feminism, and ceaselessly vaunt their independence, but the reality is, come the epidemic plague or foreign invasion, they’d become precisely the sort of useless baggage you’d trade for a box of shotgun shells or a jerry can of diesel.
In the letter, which is addressed to Eddy Cue (because he is the top manager of Apple’s advertising sales), the employees question how the employment went and how it is possible to miss his published views on women and minorities.