1. IAC & Justine Sacco
This was a tweet that, literally, was heard ’round the world. Right before she got on what would be a VERY long flight to South Africa, “publicist” Justine Sacco Tweeted the bit of buffoonery you see above. Now, we could get into a whole discussion as to why 85 people retweeted the tweet, and 22 people favorited it…but suffice it to say that IAC fired Sacco the second she got off the plane…but not before she was dragged for absolute filth in countless worldwide Twitter trending topics and having her name turned into a synonym for getting fired.
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