'Ashamed': Ex-PR Exec Justine Sacco Apologizes For AIDS In Africa Tweet

Date: 23-12-2013 12:23 am (8 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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- at 23-12-2013 12:23 AM (8 years ago)
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Justine Sacco, the PR Exec at InterActiveCorp, who tweeted "Going to Africa, hope I don't get AIDS' has issued a statement, apologizing for making the racist Tweet. She issued the statement today to South African paper, The Star, a day after she was fired by IAC. The apology below...



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“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 segxwal 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.”

Posted: at 23-12-2013 12:23 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- toibeli at 23-12-2013 12:43 AM (8 years ago)
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Apology Accepted, but  the harm has already been done.
Posted: at 23-12-2013 12:43 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- longben at 23-12-2013 12:56 AM (8 years ago)
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what is she apologising for?Africans on forums like naijapals say worse things about themselves in the name of being "civilized"
Posted: at 23-12-2013 12:56 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ascandiuzzi at 23-12-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago)
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Unfortunately, more people think like this.
Posted: at 23-12-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- omomalaga1 at 23-12-2013 01:22 AM (8 years ago)
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u better do.
Posted: at 23-12-2013 01:22 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- FinlandGuy at 23-12-2013 01:38 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: toibeli on 23-12-2013 12:43 AM
Apology Accepted, but  the harm has already been done.
Very Correct and the message has already been circulated and digested birds of a feather.
Posted: at 23-12-2013 01:38 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- maxzy277 at 23-12-2013 02:10 AM (8 years ago)
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We've been used to it, medicine after death.... Your apology has no difference....
Posted: at 23-12-2013 02:10 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- stranz at 23-12-2013 06:05 AM (8 years ago)
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I wish her safe recovery
Posted: at 23-12-2013 06:05 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wysetots at 23-12-2013 06:24 AM (8 years ago)
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Think twice.......talk once.

It's rather late to apologise.
Posted: at 23-12-2013 06:24 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Jezimarc at 23-12-2013 06:29 AM (8 years ago)
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medicine after death.
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- emekaeneh at 23-12-2013 07:00 AM (8 years ago)
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Medicine after death
Eneh say so via nokia 3310
Posted: at 23-12-2013 07:00 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 23-12-2013 07:24 AM (8 years ago)
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she talk her mind..na true she talk..AIDS DEY AFRICA,,,NA LIE....WHY UNA HATE TRUTH,,
Posted: at 23-12-2013 07:24 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- angesco at 23-12-2013 07:34 AM (8 years ago)
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She is a white South "African" what were we expecting her to say. Her fellow settlers stealing the land from the rightful owners was not enough for her. Now she cannot stand a true African being president of their OWN country! Well she should get over it. Thats why the whole family ran to the USA when Nelson Mandela was released and became president.

Such statements will not stop with her.

Lets just say "apology" accepted until her next offensive comment!!!!
Posted: at 23-12-2013 07:34 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noble12 at 23-12-2013 07:44 AM (8 years ago)
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hmmmm
Posted: at 23-12-2013 07:44 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- slutsh09 at 23-12-2013 08:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Medicine after death
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- douyes at 23-12-2013 08:41 AM (8 years ago)
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next time tink b4 u bang ur mouth
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- ObyWBabaK at 23-12-2013 09:06 AM (8 years ago)
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toibeli (4246)
Gistmaniac (m) | 8 hrs ago
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Apology Accepted, but  the harm has already been done.

Report to moderator  Logged posted: 23 Dec 13, 12:43 AM
Posted: at 23-12-2013 09:06 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- richiestone at 23-12-2013 09:15 AM (8 years ago)
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I still wish she caught  the virous!
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- paulohking at 23-12-2013 09:16 AM (8 years ago)
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God punish ur stinking mouth Angry motherfuccker
Posted: at 23-12-2013 09:16 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- reddish at 23-12-2013 09:44 AM (8 years ago)
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eehsh
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