PR Exec Justine Sacco Fired After Racist Africa/AIDS Tweet
Justine Sacco's infamous tweet ("Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!") spread like wildfire yesterday and now she's seeing the result.
Sacco's employers at IAC have given her the boot.
Here's the statement IAC released terminating her employment:
“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.”
Think IAC made the right call, Instincters?