In this week’s episode of “White People Say The Most Fucked Up Things,” a PR executive from IAC caused a bit of controversy today when she tweeted about an upcoming trip to “Africa”. You know, it’s in quotations because “AFRICA” is just one big country to some people.
Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!
— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013
Valley Wag reported the tweet earlier today, and so far it hasn’t been removed. A spokesperson from IAC released a statement in regards to the their employee:
“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”
Ohh, wait until Sacco gets of of that flight.
IAC is the parent company of a few of your favorite sites: Vimeo, Tinder, OkCupid, CollegeHumor and Dictionary.com.
I wonder if Sacco uses Tinder while she’s on her travels. She just may not want to swipe right while she’s in “AFRICA”, since she doesn’t want to catch AIDS.