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    Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet. [W:38:54]

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=21298519
    The communications director for the Internet giant that owns popular websites like Match.com, Dictionary.com, and Vimeo has been fired over "hateful statements" in a tweet that came from her account.

    The tweet Friday from the account of Justine Sacco read: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

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    Justine Sacco, PR executive fired over racist tweet, 'ashamed' | World news | theguardian.com
    I hope she doesn't get raped by an A.I.D.S. infectee or gets a corrupt blood infusion. She may learn that A.I.D.S. is transmitted by a virus and thus not prone to racism, bigotry, or other forms of bias.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    People have traded in their sense of humor for fake outrage.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Ex-PR exec Justine Sacco apologizes for AIDS in Africa tweet - CNN.com

    As Twitter observers parsed through her public posts, many were disturbed by her previous messages. ("I had a sex dream about an autistic kid last night," she once wrote.)

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    People have traded in their sense of humor for fake outrage.
    Are you going to tell me that you find that tweet funny, and not racist?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Those damn PC liberals walking all over freedom of speech!
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    Are you going to tell me that you find that tweet funny, and not racist?
    Funny as hell. Nothing racist about it. Too bad she didn't say "sure don't want to end up in a pot of boiling water".

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Makes you wonder how someone like that got to be a Public Relation Executive.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    The bottom line is that in the real world, asinine comments can cost one their job or a black eye if asinine comments are said on the street to the wrong person. But by all means say what you wan't whenever and wherever you wan't
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by falcata View Post
    Makes you wonder how someone like that got to be a Public Relation Executive.
    Don't be jealous. She will probably get another job by weeks end.

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