Posts tagged "justine sacco"

We Are Not Who We Are Online: Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

The big eye-opener for me, in Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, had to do with a line he cut from the book in its final edits. You’ve probably heard of the book by now, what with Ronson’s viral February New York Times piece about social media shaming victim Justine Sacco, which came two…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015

2013: The Year In Assholes

Sigh. So many assholes, so little time. Unfortunately, there were many, many people who behaved like anuses this year, but I managed to whittle the list down to a final group of 13 sphincters whose shittiness really went above and beyond.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2013

Justine Sacco Finally Apologizes, Says She Is “Ashamed” Of Racist AIDS Tweet

Justine Sacco, the now-former communications executive at IAC, who lost her job for tweeting a racist AIDS joke just before flying to Africa, has finally issued an apology. She first sent the apology to the South African newspaper The Star, explaining she wanted her statement to reach South Africans first, and it was then shared…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 22, 2013

All Of Twitter Watched And Waited For Justine Sacco To Land In Africa Last Night After PR Exec Tweeted Racist AIDS Joke

Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to somewhere in Africa. While Sacco was in the air and presumably did not have access to the internet (while some international flights have wi-fi, Sacco…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2013

Just No: IAC Communications Executive Justine Sacco Tweets Racist AIDS “Joke” Before Trip To Africa

Meet IAC Communications Director Justine Sacco! Or shall I say, probably soon-to-be-former IAC Communications Director, as I'm guessing Sacco is going to find out she's in a whole mess of trouble when her international flight lands in Africa. See, Sacco tweeted this wildly offensive and racist "joke" just before her flight earlier today. Likely unbeknownst to Sacco…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2013