Sunday, December 22, 2013

After Getting Fired, Justine Sacco Apologize For Annoying AIDS Tweets

The PR Exec at InterActiveCorp, Justine Sacco who tweeted "Going to Africa, hope I don't get AIDS' has issued a statement, a day after she was fired by IAC. Read the apology below...

“Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet. There is an AIDS crisis taking place in this country, that we read about in America, but do not live with or face on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, it is terribly easy to be cavalier about an epidemic that one has never witnessed firsthand.
"For being insensitive to this crisis — which does not discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation, but which terrifies us all uniformly — and to the millions of people living with the virus, I am ashamed.
"This is my father’s country, and I was born here. I cherish my ties to South Africa and my frequent visits, but I am in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain to so many people here; my family, friends and fellow South Africans. I am very sorry for the pain I caused.”


  1. Good that she was fired,next time she will learn to keep her opinions and fears away from social media where news spreads like wildfire. Mcthew,apology after the damage had been done.

  2. Apology not accepted

  3. She wuld have 2 brinq some thinqs 4 sacrifices! b4 d qods(dts me ) wuld accept her apoloqies! Or else

    u wuld end up havinq dts AIDs noni