Justine Sacco: Worst tweet of 2013?
New York-based Justine Sacco’s tweet about AIDS, race and Africa has had Twitter in a frenzy, sparking the hashtag #HasJustineLanded.
The communications director for InterActiveCorp (IAC) tweeted: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white” before reportedly boarding a plane to South Africa.
Her account has since been deleted.
The URL http://justinesacco.com now redirects to Aid for Africa.
Here is a selection of responses to the debacle:
I think someone’s been sent to the naughty chair… @justinesacco
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 21, 2013
— Doug Chavez (@dougchavez) December 21, 2013
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) December 21, 2013
Justine Sacco proves the tweet I wrote a few days ago; it’s just Twitter, but strangely enough It’s not just Twitter. — Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) December 21, 2013
— Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet) December 21, 2013
— Cliff (@Sandbrat__) December 21, 2013
— Clayson Monyela (@ClaysonMonyela) December 21, 2013