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(Mashable)   So it turns out you CAN be fired for what you tweet when you're drunk   (mashable.com) divider line 166
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2013-12-22 05:07:30 PM
What she said was pretty awful.

And she's in PR.

And Twatter is public.

So...so I have zero f*cks to give.
 
2013-12-22 05:08:34 PM

megarian: What she said was pretty awful.

And she's in PR.

And Twatter is public.

So...so I have zero f*cks to give.


Yup.  Pretty much this.  If your job is PR then you know how twerper works.
 
2013-12-22 05:08:44 PM
Holy shiat.. That's a pretty farking bad tweet.. There is no amount of spin you could put on that to explain yourself..  That's shiat you post on 4Chan or on Fark under an alias and pray no one can track you down via a Google search.
 
2013-12-22 05:09:16 PM
So Justine Sacco got the sacko.

iruntheinternet.com
 
2013-12-22 05:09:35 PM
In before FREEDOM OF SPEECH ZOMG!!!!1!
 
2013-12-22 05:09:53 PM
Why infringe on first amendment why????
 
2013-12-22 05:10:00 PM
Seconded.

Also, I don't think her getting canned was ever in doubt.

She might want to consider another career, or less alcoholism. Or both. Probably both. I'm not sure how far you can really climb in the PR game if you've caused drunken PR disasters.

Still, who knows, maybe stormfront needs a PR rep. She is, as she pointed out, white.
 
2013-12-22 05:11:18 PM
Eh, I hate to see someone fired over a tweet, but what she said was just so, so wrong. White women are a major target of rape in Africa, so she's definitely at risk for getting AIDS. I really don't know what she was thinking.
 
2013-12-22 05:11:36 PM
How can you tweet something and NOT expect a full on racial shiatstorm?

Racist jokes are only funny with small audiences, not a gorillion twitter followers.
 
2013-12-22 05:11:46 PM
To any troll claiming that they have no business/interest in how she acts in her personal life:
news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2013-12-22 05:12:13 PM
I love the drunk excuse! Is she Canadian?

/no no s. african, right.
 
2013-12-22 05:14:33 PM
I sure hope all the dopey Duck Dynasty Lovers will be on here soon to defend her.
 
2013-12-22 05:14:52 PM
There is a job opening at IAC, get your resumes ready!
 
2013-12-22 05:15:11 PM
This is a singularly stupid individual.
 
2013-12-22 05:15:42 PM

There was a twit with one vile Tweet and Sacco for a name-o!
S-A-C-C-O!
S-A-C-C-O!
S-A-C-C-O!
And Sacco for a name-O!

 
2013-12-22 05:15:48 PM
I still don't understand the point she was trying to make.  Does she actually think white people are immune?
 
2013-12-22 05:16:21 PM

Researcher: I'm not sure how far you can really climb in the PR game if you've caused drunken PR disasters.

Still, who knows, maybe stormfront needs a PR rep. She is, as she pointed out, white.


Maybe she's good in the Sacko... after all, she was worried about contracting AIDS. Maybe she was going to SA to "interview" for a promotion.
 
2013-12-22 05:16:42 PM
Is this just getting to Fark now?  Wow, I happened to watch this unfold by chance.  Never ever has the internet been as entertaining as it was that day.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-22 05:17:38 PM
Any of you trying to analyze the tweet are putting way more thought into it than she did.
 
2013-12-22 05:18:05 PM
So much for allaying potential South African OkCupid users fears.
 
2013-12-22 05:18:15 PM
She got sacked, O!
 
2013-12-22 05:19:09 PM
How can someone who has gotten so far in the PR industry think that something like that could ever be okay?
 
2013-12-22 05:19:32 PM
I'd hit it.

/and won't get AIDS, yay
 
2013-12-22 05:20:02 PM
Soon to be replaced with Ralph the Wonder Llama.
 
2013-12-22 05:20:12 PM

Fano: So much for allaying potential South African OkCupid users fears.


Lulz
 
2013-12-22 05:20:31 PM
Good thing the internet tattled on her.  We all love watching a train wreck, don't we.

Stay classy.
 
2013-12-22 05:21:28 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Eh, I hate to see someone fired over a tweet, but what she said was just so, so wrong. White women are a major target of rape in Africa, so she's definitely at risk for getting AIDS. I really don't know what she was thinking.


I think she thinks she has an edgy sense of humor and we should all find her incorrigibly charming

Silly cow
 
2013-12-22 05:23:37 PM
This is one of the reasons for me hating social media, along with the people who use it.

Social media, just simply by its very nature....

...and the people who are too unbe-farking-leiveably stupid to be self-conscious about its nature.
 
2013-12-22 05:24:22 PM
Pro tip for my fellow media personnel.

Create a protected account that you can tweet from when you're drunk. Limit access to only your closest friends. It will save you lots of embarrassment.

No, I won't tell you mine.
 
2013-12-22 05:25:36 PM

Gyrfalcon: Soon to be replaced with Ralph the Wonder Llama.


We apologize for this post. Those responsible have been Sacco'd.
 
2013-12-22 05:26:51 PM
I don't understand the tweet at all. I mean, either it consists of four disparate sentences - in which case they illustrate 'you get AIDS when you go to Africa' which is non-sensical but not horrible, and then 'I'm white' at the end, which is probably true. OR they illustrate some train of thought in which each sentence logically follows the one before it, but I'm incapable of following that logic. You don't get AIDS when you go to Africa but only if you're white? That doesn't make any sense.

I'm sure some farker can explain it all to me, but I just don't see it. I just see confusion.
 
2013-12-22 05:27:05 PM
Sounds like kind of a bullshiat job anyway.
 
2013-12-22 05:27:24 PM

twoody: Pro tip for my fellow media personnel.

Create a protected account that you can tweet from when you're drunk. Limit access to only your closest friends. It will save you lots of embarrassment.

No, I won't tell you mine.


Thanks, @twoodyizdrunked
 
2013-12-22 05:29:05 PM

FloydA: I still don't understand the point she was trying to make.  Does she actually think white people are immune?


Maybe so. There are people that believe that as long as you are white, have hetero sex with only white non IV drug users, that you can't get aids.

bigworld2000: How can someone who has gotten so far in the PR industry think that something like that could ever be okay?


Some people have the belief that they can do what they want without consequence. I'm pretty sure you have run across a person or two like this in your life.

GORDON: Good thing the internet tattled on her.  We all love watching a train wreck, don't we.

Stay classy.


She should have taken that advice before she sent that tweet out publicly.
 
2013-12-22 05:29:29 PM

GORDON: We all love watching a train wreck, don't we.


The schadenfreude is more delicious when the train wreck is entirely self induced.
 
2013-12-22 05:29:54 PM

edmo: I sure hope all the dopey Duck Dynasty Lovers will be on here soon to defend her.


Maybe the Caribou Barbie lovers will come in here and defend her, too.
 
2013-12-22 05:31:01 PM
Her first amendment rights are under attack as a conservative racist.

I stand with Justine against the liberal MSM PC attack media.
 
2013-12-22 05:31:03 PM

FloydA: I still don't understand the point she was trying to make.  Does she actually think white people are immune?


That's what I'm confused about. But if that's the case - how is that bad? I mean, it's stupid - but bad?
 
2013-12-22 05:31:22 PM

Researcher: I'm not sure how far you can really climb in the PR game if you've caused drunken PR disasters.



She'll be back someplace else.  Her father is a SA billionaire.
How do you think she got this "job" that lets her flit about all over the world in the first place?
Now another rich person's kid can have that job.

That being said, she may have to change her name. Its kind of toxic now after all the PR exposure.
 
2013-12-22 05:31:27 PM

aerojockey: I'd hit it.

/and won't get AIDS, yay


You sound white
 
2013-12-22 05:33:20 PM

GORDON: Good thing the internet tattled on her.  We all love watching a train wreck, don't we.

Stay classy.


She Tweeted.

She told on her self.

If I go on my Twitter and post "LOL I WANNA SUCK RANDONG ALL IN MY CLASSROOM ALL DAY ERRY DAY #sexwithstudnents" and I'm a teacher, I will be fired.
 
2013-12-22 05:34:19 PM
 
2013-12-22 05:35:20 PM

Coming on a Bicycle: I don't understand the tweet at all. I mean, either it consists of four disparate sentences - in which case they illustrate 'you get AIDS when you go to Africa' which is non-sensical but not horrible, and then 'I'm white' at the end, which is probably true. OR they illustrate some train of thought in which each sentence logically follows the one before it, but I'm incapable of following that logic. You don't get AIDS when you go to Africa but only if you're white? That doesn't make any sense.

I'm sure some farker can explain it all to me, but I just don't see it. I just see confusion.


She is in PR - all she knows is confusion.
 
2013-12-22 05:35:27 PM
And she's a loud laugher. I bet she's a mean drunk. What a horrible person.
 
2013-12-22 05:36:12 PM

megarian: "LOL I WANNA SUCK RANDONG ALL IN MY CLASSROOM ALL DAY ERRY DAY #sexwithstudnents"


I so want to see a gimmick Twitter account based solely on awesome, inappropriate portmanteaus.
 
2013-12-22 05:36:16 PM
I wonder if she was planning a lot of unsafe sex in RSA? That's what she's implying isn't it?
 
2013-12-22 05:36:25 PM

Johnson: Researcher: I'm not sure how far you can really climb in the PR game if you've caused drunken PR disasters.


She'll be back someplace else.  Her father is a SA billionaire.
How do you think she got this "job" that lets her flit about all over the world in the first place?
Now another rich person's kid can have that job.

That being said, she may have to change her name. Its kind of toxic now after all the PR exposure.


Well, if "Sacco" is now out, how about "Vanzetti"?

Or would that just be anarchy?
 
2013-12-22 05:37:04 PM
In another article Link her father even called her an idiot. On the other hand, the article goes on to explain that the father left South Africa for the US at the end of apartheid because he was afraid it was going to turn into "a s***hole" and "become racist".

That apple definitely did not fall far from the tree.
 
2013-12-22 05:38:26 PM
I need to know her ideological orientation before I decide whether or not I'm outraged about this.  Is this a justifiable Dixie Chicks situation or an outrageous instance of persecution like the Republican who said that the Duck Dynasty guy is like Rosa Parks?
 
2013-12-22 05:39:27 PM

PacificaFitz: Is this just getting to Fark now?  Wow, I happened to watch this unfold by chance.  Never ever has the internet been as entertaining as it was that day.


Its a followup, so no. Fark was pretty early in getting this, also HasJustineLandedYet is still trending on twitter. o.o
 
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