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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. I’m white!   — Scott Wooledge (@Clarknt67) December 20, 2013


These understanding souls want her sacked:




Others wants her harassed:

Someone even created a website — — that links to a coalition of charities that benefit sub-Saharan Africa.

And then you get the misogyny:

One Tweet can do all that…

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