IAC's PR Chief Apparently Tweeted a Bizarrely Tasteless Joke About AIDS and Africa

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UPDATE 4: (3:56 p.m., Dec. 22): Justine Sacco has written a public apology, noting, "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." 

UPDATE 3 (5:35 p.m., Dec. 21): IAC says it has fired Justine Sacco.

UPDATE 2 (12:24 a.m., Dec. 21): Justine Sacco's Twitter account appears to have been deleted. Meanwhile, her tweet had become a trending topic of global discussion, with brands and Web celebrities alike joining in the fray.

UPDATE: A rep for IAC tells Valleywag: "This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC.



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