PR Executive Justine Sacco Loses Job After Racist Tweet [PHOTOS]
Racism in America will probably never cease to exist but there are just some individuals who refuse to learn from the mistakes of the ostracized and outspoken.
Paula Deen and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson have all lost out big time in 2013 for their racial and now Justine Sacco, a public relations executive for Diller’s IAC (oh, the irony), whose accounts include Vimeo, Match.com and BlackPeopleMeet.com has potentially killed her career in 140-characters of insensitivity.
Before boarding a plane for an eleven hour flight to South Africa, Sacco tweeted, “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
Naturally, the backlash and trending topics followed. #HasJustineLandedYet in particular sent shockwaves through Twitter and IAC were forced to take action.
In a statement obtained by the LA Times, the firm announced that the Tweet was an “outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC.” She has subsequently been relieved of her duties.” The disgraced executive issued an apology for her remarks, but a woman by the name of Sweet Brown possibly issued the greatest rebuttal for situations like this.
Tsk tsk. It was also reported that last year she tweeted about having sex with individuals with autism so those who recognize her name shouldn’t be too surprised over her outlandish comments.
Hit the gallery to see how Twitter rightfully refused her right of chill.