The Most Stupid And Violent Reactions To Justine Sacco’s AIDS Tweet
IAC don’t think so. They issue an official 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.
Sacco’s humour is not to everyone’s tastes:
TWEET: As I sit and eat a bagel with lox, i would like to send love to my jews who are all starving themselves right now. #hungryhungryhebrews
— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) October 8, 2011
TWEET: I can’t be fired for things I say while intoxicated right?
— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) January 30, 2013
TWEET: “Weird German Dude: You’re in first class. It’s 2014. Get some deodorant.” -Inner monologue as I inhale BO. Thank god for pharmaceuticals.
— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013
TWEET: I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night. #fml
— Justine Sacco (@JustineSacco) February 24, 2012
Some saw her AIDS tweet as a marketing opportunity:
Sacco’s Twitter account has gone. But others see her tweet as chance to look good.
These understanding souls want her sacked:
Others wants her harassed:
Right, is there no one in Cape Town going to the airport to tweet her arrival? Come on, twitter! I’d like pictures #HasJustineLandedYet
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) December 21, 2013
Someone even created a website — justinesacco.com — that links to a coalition of charities that benefit sub-Saharan Africa.
And then you get the misogyny:
— Monsier Candy (@Mi_Mano_Ktg) December 21, 2013
— 卐MrCrowley卐 (@TheR1tual) December 21, 2013
One Tweet can do all that…