<freeform>Social media snafus are pretty commonplace these days, but a corporate communications head for the parent company of Vimeo and OkCupid may have taken the cake.
Justine Sacco, who uses the handle @JustineSacco, tweeted out “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” earlier Friday.
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Sacco’s tweet has since gone viral and has been retweeted more than 2,000 times and favorited more than 1,000 times as of Friday evening.
IAC, the company Sacco works for, released a statement saying: “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,” according to ValleyWag, a Gawker Media blog.