T-Mobile is on a rampage lately. CEO John Legere, known for his very "out there" personality and as someone who isn't afraid to just say what's on his mind, has taken things to a whole new level at the recent T-Mobile press conference. In what was a direct attack at the competition during the announcement of T-Mobile's new Music Freedom program, Legere went on record to drop more than a few F-bombs and even say the other carriers are "raping you" with their policies.
While some profanity and jaw-dropping remarks are not a surprise coming from the almost-hipster CEO, the length he went to that night seems a bit extreme. Since taking over the CEO position in 2012, he definitely has changed the company from lying about its 4G networks to something that is causing Verizon, Sprint and AT&T to actually adapt to the announcements T-Mobile is putting out. And with that, he's changed the company's image to something more edgy, albeit it occasionally over the line. In the Music Freedom press conference, he said this about Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
These high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have...they f****** hate you.
Like I said, while I am no longer shocked by his persona of "coolness" to appeal and attract a young, new crowd, perhaps one that is the chief executive of a top company shouldn't be throwing out the "rape" word to a group of people in the media. And I'd be right in that thought process too, if it wasn't for the fact Legere realized he went too far and actually apologized on Twitter for his remark. I think it might be his first public apology ever.
The drawback to having no filter when I speak… sometimes I need a filter. Genuinely apologize to those offended last night
Am I getting too old to appreciate the rough-edged comments from a guy that I believe should always be wearing a leather jacket? Or did he really cross a line? I know he doesn't care, but do you? Courtesy of The Verge, there's a video clip of the highlights from the evening. I encourage you all to check it out and let me know what you think.