Flack for Match.com parent hopes she doesn’t get AIDS in Africa: ‘Just kidding. I’m white!’
“Going to Africa,” it reads. “Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Here is an image of the tweet in question:
While the name “IAC” may not be familiar, the companies under its aegis certainly are. They include Match.com, About.com, OkCupid, College Humor, BlackPeopleMeet.com and The Daily Beast.
“I can’t be fired for things I say while intoxicated right?” she asks in that tweet.
It is unclear what the ramification for her tweet about Africa will be, but she has remained employed by IAC despite having written other tweets that could be considered “insensitive”:
“I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night,” that tweet reads.
IAC has responded in a statement: “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.”
Update, 12:23 a.m. EST, Dec. 21: After the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet gained traction on Twitter, Sacco reportedly deleted the offending tweet, then her entire account.
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