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The Most Stupid And Violent Reactions To Justine Sacco’s AIDS Tweet

by | 21st, December 2013

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TWEETS Justine Sacco, PR supremo for IAC, the parent company of Vimeo, Tinder, and OkCupid: “Going to Africa. Hope I don;t get AIDS, Just kidding. I’m white!”

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That looks a lot like satire, no, a comment that we only care when whites and Westerners get AIDS?

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.  


Cruel, homophobic & racist–all in just 12 words!!!  #LGBT  RT  @JustineSacco  Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get  #AIDS . Just kidding.

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  • Mr777

    After reading her earlier tweet “I like animals, but when it’s this cold out I’ll skin one myself for the fur. #peta ” I would NEVER have ever bothered to FOLLOW her or associate myself with anything relating to her …


  • The Real Stig

    So I take it you don’t like the Innuit ?

  • mahatmacoatmabag

    I wonder they like Penguins?, mind you sometimes its difficult to get the silver paper off them before you eat them

  • Paul Sorene

    Quite. Easy to ignore. Unless you’re the type who likes looking for idiocy to use to show off your own superior morals

  • Craig Burrows

    Going to meet @JustineSacco. Hope I don’t get Affluenza. Just Kidding. I’m poor!

  • genzeleam

    Clearly, it’s the tone and context in which the comment was made.

    You’ll get it eventually, sport.

  • The Real Stig

    I got it on first reading thanks, maaaaate. She was cracking a joke. She has a sense of humour – the person I replied to doesn’t.


    Haha, theres someone that just wants to get fired….

  • Mr777

    I actually do have a sense of humour, however anything relating to sarcasm or shyte about hurting animals annoys me…

  • Mr777

    I don’t have superior morals however I don’t randomly tweet bullshit to illicit a response of this magnitude.

  • The Real Stig

    I’m going to kick the cat each day for a week and only feed it every third day – all in your honour – merry Christmas. (except for poor puddy tat, who’s going to SUFFER…..)