Outcry after top PR exec's racist tweet

2013-12-21 09:17
Cape Town – Justine Sacco who is the head of public relations for InterActiveCorp (IAC) has reportedly arrived in South Africa amid controversy over a tweet that got her in hot water as she was taking off from London.

According to Huffingpost a tweet sent from her account, said: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"  

Moments later, she deleted her account (which had ballooned from some 400 followers to more than 8 000) outright, a Wrap report said.

IAC is the parent company of Vimeo, Tinder, and OkCupid.

Twitter has been abuzz with people slamming her "racist" tweet.

@lexiinessnot only was she insulting an entire continent, she's insulted african-americans, people w/ aids, etc. . she had that courage man

@Kiwi_Patrova She wants to link black people to AIDS, I'll spell her surname however I want.

@MorganGodfery Someone I loved died of
AIDS. Zero sympathy from moment one.

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