Jason Bateman Sorry for iPhone 4 Line Skip

jason_batemanJason Bateman might have finally heard the jeers he claimed to have not noticed when he cut in line with the help of an Apple store employee during the release of the iPhone 4 last week.

Bateman issued an apology about the so-called Bateman-gate via Twitter on Tuesday, saying sorry to those who were waiting in line when he received the preferential treatment that pissed off a 2000-strong mob queuing outside a Los Angeles Apple store. “If there were boos, I didn’t hear them. If some were mad, I didn’t see them. I wish I had. If you’re out there, I’m sorry,” the “Arrested Development” star tweeted.

Bateman initially defended his action, saying he was merely trying to get away from paparazzi when he was escorted by the Apple store employee, to the chagrin of those who were lining up to get the coveted iPhone 4.

Witnesses said the crowd started booing as soon as Bateman left his spot in the line and followed the employee inside the store. A customer who was lining up next to Bateman also denied the actor’s paparazzi reason, saying that there was only one photographer in the area at the time and that the paparazzo was too far away to bother the television star.