Transcript for Executive's Tweet About AIDS, Africa Gets Her Fired
This morning, the woman at the center of a digital uproar, of all people, justine sacco, should have known better. But friday, before boarding a flight to south africa, she sent out an incredibly offensive tweet about aids and race. By the time she landed yesterday, that tweet had gone global and she had been fired. Abc's gio benitez is on the story. Reporter: Good morning. Up to a few days she was representing big websites. Now she's unemployed. So many watching her demise online. While she offline was on a plane. This morning, justine is without a job, firing after sparking an internags internatio international. It started with going to africa. Hope I don't get aids. Just kidding. I'm white. Her former employee, iac, qui quickqui quickly issued a statement saying it's offensive. She's an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core. Sacco apparently oblivious of the backlash without wi-fi from london to cape town, south africa. Her reputation imploding. The hashtag has justine landed yet. Anxiously waiting the moment she got online. This is one of the fastest responses in crash and burns that I have seen from a tweet. Reporter: The offending tweet was deleted then her entire tweet. But still no apology. Match.Com, okcupid. Present things to the public but the other is to read the mood of public and to be sensitive to that a this was shockingly insensitive. Her family tells abc news this is not indicative of the type of person she is. She's known for her loud laugh. Sacco is expected to make a statement very soon. She hasn't said a thing publicly since sending out that tweet, dan and bianna, clearly a lot of people want to hear from her. Gio, our thanks to her. President obama who's enjoying the sun, sand and surf of hawaii on his annual winter
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