T-Mobile's freewheeling CEO John Legere hit a new low with comments on Wednesday. Speaking at a company press event, the infamously unfiltered Legere had some choice words about his competitors: "These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have—if they could do something nice for you they would. The f---ers hate you."
Legere's trash-talking is nothing new. Earlier this year, the CEO got himself escorted out by security when he crashed a swanky party that AT&T was throwing for its developers at the Palms Hotel. But after outrage bubbled over the "raping" descriptor, even the PC-oblivious Legere realized he'd crossed the line. On Thursday he took to Twitter to issue an apology in uncharacteristically toned-down language.
The drawback to having no filter when I speak… sometimes I need a filter. Genuinely apologize to those offended last night— John Legere (@JohnLegere) June 19, 2014
I know I have an Rated R vocabulary, but even I can go too far. Sincere apologies to anyone offended last night— John Legere (@JohnLegere) June 19, 2014
A bad moment. But he has a lot of those, so maybe it will blend in.