PR exec Justine Sacco tweets racist joke on flight to Africa : worldleaks

worldleaks Justine Sacco tweets

Justine Sacco, director of corporate communications of IAC, tweeted out Friday: ‘Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!’ The outrage piled up on social media, with someone making the website and indicating it towards links to charities that benefit sub-Saharan Africa.

It’s sounding more like OK Stupid.

The communications director for media conglomerate IAC, which acts brands like OKCupid, is in trouble after publicly tweeting a racist “joke” that’s getting few if any laughs.

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Justine Sacco tweeted Friday, evidently from London shortly before departing on a trip.

Sacco, whose represented brands also include Vimeo and CollegeHumor, was not directly available for comment.

But the offending tweet disappeared late Friday night — which would be early Saturday morning in Africa. Just after midnight in New York, in fact, Sacco’s entire account vanished.


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