No, MacArthur used to have a comment on this on a Youtube clip but it appears to have vanished. MaCarthur was not happy about the NIV. He does not like it. But he acknowledged that a significant Christian population use the NIV. He wanted to reach them with the truth. He said he would do a study Bible using the NIV2011 if the publishers agreed he could use his notes (which strongly disagree with the egalitarianism of the NIV2011). They agreed. I believe MacArthur was sincere here. He wanted to reach people with the truth, not increase his profits.