A woman who owns, what we believe is the most racist and offensive tweet ever, has been fired from the media company she worked for after her racist tweet went viral.
Justine Sacco joked that she wouldn’t get Aids while in Africa because she was white. She uploaded the tweet on Friday, while on a flight from London to Cape Town.
A spokeswoman for the company IAC has now confirmed that Justine is no longer with them.
There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally.The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question.
The outspoken PR executive was pictured arriving in Cape Town on Friday night, talking on her phone. She was unaware of the controversy her tweet had caused until she landed in the country. Can you imagine the number of notifications on her phone!
Justine’s name has also been removed from the company’s website.
Give it a few weeks and she’ll be taking over Katie Hopkins’ role on This Morning.