Jason Bateman Apologizes for Hopping iPhone 4 Line

By Dave Paris on June 30, 2010

Jason Bateman, iPhone, iPhone4, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Jason Bateman is changing his tune after being chastised for hopping a line to get his hands on the new Apple iPhone 4.

Last Thursday, the star was among an estimated 2,000 people who had lined up outside the Apple store at The Grove shopping mall in Hollywood, eager to get their hands on the brand new iPhone 4.

Bateman's celebrity status won him special treatment when an Apple employee noticed him in the crowd and allowed him to cut to the front of the line - and walk straight into the shop to make his purchase. The line hop caused an uproar with waiting customers, who booed the star as he was escorted inside.

On Sunday, Bateman took to Twitter to defend his purchase, saying he was simply trying to avoid the paparazzi and didn't notice any ruckus.

"There wasn't one boo. Not one hiss. The Apple guy brought me in away from the paparazzi. Period. I was content in line. I wish I'd stayed," he wrote.

But with fans still fuming, Bateman issued an apology yesterday.

"Correction- If there were boos, I didn't hear them. If some were mad, I didn't see them. I wish I had," he posted on Twitter. "If you're out there, I'm sorry."