PR Exec Justine Sacco Slammed By Twitter Over Racist Tweet About Africa

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013

Justine Sacco racist tweet

Twitter is safe for noone, including seemingly ignorant individuals like Justine Sacco. Yesterday, she was merely a blimp in the Twittersphere and today, she’s being torn a part by the Internet over an ill-advised comment. Sacco, a PR executive for IAC, a conglomerate that runs websites like OK Cupid, College Humor, Daily Beast and more, is on a flight to South Africa and thought a tweet about AIDS would somehow be received well.

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!,” she wrote.

We have no idea what would possess this woman to think, share or write such a thing, but since going out yesterday (Dec. 20), the page has been disabled and birthed the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet, as Sacco is rumored to still be on a plane.

“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious matter, and we are taking appropriate action,” reads a IAC statement released earlier today.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Sacco’s “humor” has taken center stage on social media. Past tweets include “I can’t be fired for things I say while intoxicated right?” and “I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night. #fml.”

 

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