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    PR Executive Causes Twitter Outrage

    "Uh oh, I'm in BIG trouble! PR exec who sparked online outrage with racist tweet sent before 12-hour flight is pictured after landing and discovering the news... and promptly deletes her Twitter account"

    "Justine Sacco has landed in Africa, at which time her Twitter account vanished"

    "She caused a Twitter revolt on Friday after posting: 'Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just Kidding. I'm White!'

    "She has not yet issued an apology or explanation"

    "Sacco is the head PR representative of IAC, owned by Barry Diller and responsible for websites like Vimeo, OkCupid, and Tinder to name a few"

    "IAC slammed their employee's behavior as 'outrageous' and said they would take 'appropriate action'

    "In February 2012 Sacco Tweeted: 'I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night.'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2o89rBVqr

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    How stupid can you be? I wouldn't trust her to refill the toilet paper, myself.

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    About 12 hours before the racist Tweet, she wrote: 'Weird German Dude: You're in first class. It's 2014. Get some deodorant' -Inner monologue as I inhale BO. Thank god for pharmaceuticals.'
    Those must be nice pharmaceuticals she's using...
    It's still 2013 where I live.

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    Evidently Dec 20 had an ill effect on some.

    http://www.salon.com/2013/12/21/stev...deletes_tweet/

    Steve Martin apologizes for racist joke, deletes tweet
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    Why does anyone even GO there? Personally, I don't even entertain these kinds of thoughts. I don't understand it whatsoever.


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    Baffles the heck out of me, brain farts maybe? Or just people that don't care until it comes back to bite them. idk jmo
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    Weird that she's in PR. I thought those are people who are used to thinking about things in terms of how people will react to things that are said and done.

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    She is from South Africa, studied in the US at Tulane.

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    A few of Ms. Sacco's previous tweets.....

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenvesp/16-t...o-regrets-hxg7


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    "Justine Sacco's Nightmare Before Christmas, Twitter-Version"

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirh...itter-version/

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    She has been fired.

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    Not surprised here. jmo
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    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/justine-s...-africa-tweet/

    IAC’s full statement on their decision reads:

    “The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question.

    There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally. We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.b.nora View Post
    She has been fired.
    Thank goodness. Maybe, just maybe, she will learn something from this. Not holding my breath...

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