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2013-12-22 05:41:07 PM
Why is this even news? People are so desperate to squeeze in their two-minutes-hate that somebody that nobody's ever heard of, and will never hear of again, is somehow important to anyone but herself? Hmm... any Republicans say anything racist today? Damn. How about washed-up celebrities? No? Crap. How about mayors or other government officials? Cops? Teachers? Goddamnit. Gotta hit the ol' Twitter search bar...
 
2013-12-22 05:44:48 PM

megarian: 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.


I need more homeschooling, if that'll help.
 
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2013-12-22 05:45:51 PM
OH SNAP YOU GOT DA PINK SLIP!!!.jpg
 
2013-12-22 05:46:32 PM

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

We apologize for this post. Those responsible have been Sacco'd.


Win
 
2013-12-22 05:46:37 PM
Farkers complaining about someone posting something stupid online?

Ow, ow, OW!

My head hurts, I think it is about to explode.
 
2013-12-22 05:48:25 PM

Coming on a Bicycle: 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?


I read it as she's saying "Africa is a continent full of superstitious, uneducated blacks who live in huts and have no money and no access to the kind of medical care that us whites can get there, haha, isn't that funny!  Their HIV transmission rates are through the roof because they're impoverished, unlike me, a privileged white person who would never have to have sex with those people, haha!  I'm lovin my life biatches, gotta catch my flight now!
 
2013-12-22 05:49:22 PM
Given that IAC is best known for buying up websites long after their popularity declined -- and then letting them slide further into oblivion -- I'm not sure they were getting their money's worth in terms of PR in the first place.

But hey, if you don't believe me, you can always Ask Jeeves.
 
2013-12-22 05:52:58 PM

i1318.photobucket.com


R.I.P. SULACO

 
2013-12-22 05:54:39 PM

Danger Avoid Death: 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?


You spent a long time on that one, didntcha?
 
2013-12-22 05:55:40 PM

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


She's an idiot.
 
2013-12-22 05:56:35 PM

Danger Avoid Death: megarian: 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.

I need more homeschooling, if that'll help.


It'll help.

Can I call you Randong?
 
2013-12-22 05:59:24 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.


I don't know, balloon boy was pretty damn great.
 
2013-12-22 06:00:05 PM

megarian: Danger Avoid Death: megarian: 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.

I need more homeschooling, if that'll help.

It'll help.

Can I call you Randong?


That's my Burmese Fark handle.
 
2013-12-22 06:01:23 PM
Another far left liberal caught being honest while drunk.
 
2013-12-22 06:03:50 PM
She should have said all the same stuff... but capped it off with "because Jesus" so all the people defending the duck dynasty jackasses would come to her defense.
 
2013-12-22 06:05:30 PM
If she manages to "turn this around" I'd hire her. ("Wow, she really knows how to do PR/crisis management!")
 
2013-12-22 06:06:30 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.



Even the local news was running with it while she was still in the air.  Lulzy.  Shots of the airliner, photos of the twat, the tweet, even a few reactions from "people on the street."
 
2013-12-22 06:07:00 PM

firefly212: She should have said all the same stuff... but capped it off with "because Jesus" so all the people defending the duck dynasty jackasses would come to her defense.


Well, the Church's objection to condoms is a big reason that so many Africans have AIDS, so...makes sense.
 
2013-12-22 06:07:27 PM
Whar sarah palin? Whar?
 
2013-12-22 06:07:46 PM

Danger Avoid Death: megarian: Danger Avoid Death: megarian: 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.

I need more homeschooling, if that'll help.

It'll help.

Can I call you Randong?

That's my Burmese Fark handle.


HA!
 
rpm
2013-12-22 06:09:05 PM
"We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core."

Given other tweets / statuses that have been revealed, no, she's not a decent person at core.
 
2013-12-22 06:12:33 PM

GungFu: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/this-is-how-a-womans-offensive - tweet-became-the-worlds-top-s?bffb


img.fark.net


Going to Antarctica. Hope I don't get eaten by a killer whale. Just kidding. I'm not a penguin!
m5.i.pbase.com
Uh oh...
 
2013-12-22 06:14:19 PM

Gyrfalcon: Danger Avoid Death: 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?

You spent a long time on that one, didntcha?


I racked my Braintree.

/okay, my South Braintree.
 
2013-12-22 06:14:51 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.



Nope. That billionaire has two kids, both sons.

But like Twitter, Fark never lets actual facts get in the way.
 
2013-12-22 06:17:53 PM

Danger Avoid Death: Gyrfalcon: Danger Avoid Death: 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?

You spent a long time on that one, didntcha?

I racked my Braintree.

/okay, my South Braintree.


Does your Braintree have five corners?
 
2013-12-22 06:19:52 PM

Snarfangel: GungFu: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/this-is-how-a-womans-offensive - tweet-became-the-worlds-top-s?bffb

[img.fark.net image 599x348]


Going to Antarctica. Hope I don't get eaten by a killer whale. Just kidding. I'm not a penguin!
[m5.i.pbase.com image 800x769]
Uh oh...


I'm going to Florida!  Hope George Zimmerman doesn't shoot me!  Oh nevermind, I'm white.

/ducks and runs
//DRINK
 
2013-12-22 06:20:16 PM
You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.
 
2013-12-22 06:21:09 PM

Witness99: Coming on a Bicycle: 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?

I read it as she's saying "Africa is a continent full of superstitious, uneducated blacks who live in huts and have no money and no access to the kind of medical care that us whites can get there, haha, isn't that funny!  Their HIV transmission rates are through the roof because they're impoverished, unlike me, a privileged white person who would never have to have sex with those people, haha!  I'm lovin my life biatches, gotta catch my flight now!



Twitter really needs to up their character limit. I need several paragraphs to properly insult people.
 
2013-12-22 06:23:23 PM

Herb Utsmelz: In before FREEDOM OF SPEECH ZOMG!!!!1!

(2013-12-22 05:09:35 PM)

sirgrim: Why infringe on first amendment why????

(2013-12-22 05:09:53 PM)

In with 18 seconds to spare, there, Herb...
 
2013-12-22 06:27:07 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.


Text message/social media breathalyzer app.
 
2013-12-22 06:27:22 PM

catmandu: 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.


It's not a shiathole, but haven't they had a hard time converting the economy over to something that works for everyone?
 
2013-12-22 06:32:22 PM
She's not bad looking though, that has probably glossed over her personality defects and general derpiness until now.

/I'd still do her
//Have low standards
///Except for my loving wife: she is the best thing in the world, ever.  Like puppies, sparkles and chocolate all rolled into one.
 
2013-12-22 06:34:32 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.


Justine Mandela.
 
2013-12-22 06:35:35 PM

megarian: Quantum Apostrophe: You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.

Text message/social media breathalyzer app.


Well, that would shut down FARK.
 
2013-12-22 06:35:36 PM

iron de havilland: Coming on a Bicycle: I'm sure some farker can explain it all to me, but I just don't see it. I just see confusion.

She's an idiot.


Her own father told her she was a f*cking idiot. It's true, I saw it in the Daily Mail.
 
2013-12-22 06:36:17 PM

megarian: Quantum Apostrophe: You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.

Text message/social media breathalyzer app.


Or at least have it automatically tag the expression with "Written while Intoxicated."  Kind of like "Sent from my iPhone."
 
2013-12-22 06:37:15 PM

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


Well I doubt it
Since the two statements, while both incredibly insensitive are hardly alike

He was stating his opinion of a lifestyle
She was basically mocking people with a death sentence
 
2013-12-22 06:38:35 PM
How can it be racist?  They outnumber us.

/What, you think white people are better then everybody else?
 
2013-12-22 06:39:50 PM

Witness99: megarian: Quantum Apostrophe: You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.

Text message/social media breathalyzer app.

Or at least have it automatically tag the expression with "Written while Intoxicated."  Kind of like "Sent from my iPhone."


Oh. Oh god. Have I emailed you?

I'm so sorry...

Sent from my iPhone.
 
2013-12-22 06:39:53 PM

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

Well I doubt it
Since the two statements, while both incredibly insensitive are hardly alike

He was stating his opinion of a lifestyle
She was basically mocking people with a death sentence


Want to edit my own post
*He was stating his opinion of a sexual preference*

both would probably work though
 
2013-12-22 06:40:17 PM

OtherLittleGuy: 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.

Justine Mandela.


Justine Gandhi
Justine Buddha
Justine Christ
Justine Bush
Justine Ankh-f-na-khonsu
Mary Smith
 
2013-12-22 06:41:06 PM

OtherLittleGuy: megarian: Quantum Apostrophe: You should be able to time out apps if you know you're going to drink. I'll be a millionaire.

Text message/social media breathalyzer app.

Well, that would shut down FARK.


SOCIAL media.

Not antisocial curmudgeon media.
 
2013-12-22 06:41:14 PM

orange whip: Danger Avoid Death: Gyrfalcon: Danger Avoid Death: 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?

You spent a long time on that one, didntcha?

I racked my Braintree.

/okay, my South Braintree.

Does your Braintree have five corners?


My Burbank does. Or at least it used to before they put in the Costco and moved the Victory intersection further west. The Burbank old timers still call it "Five Corners", though.
 
2013-12-22 06:41:31 PM
Going to Africa. Hope she doesn't post an offensive Twitter comment. HAHA! Just kidding. She's blonde.
 
2013-12-22 06:42:08 PM

Your Hind Brain: OtherLittleGuy: 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.

Justine Mandela.

Justine Gandhi
Justine Buddha
Justine Christ
Justine Bush
Justine Ankh-f-na-khonsu
Mary Smith


Justine Bieber
 
2013-12-22 06:42:21 PM
Danger Avoid Death:
Well, if "Sacco" is now out, how about "Vanzetti"?

Or would that just be anarchy?


Came here looking for Italian anarchist references. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-12-22 06:42:37 PM
www.wicfy.com

MY EMPLOYER CAN'T FIRE ME  JUST
BECAUSE I WAS GROSSLY UNPROFESSIONAL!


WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS?


WHAT
COUNTRY
IS
THIS?!
 
2013-12-22 06:43:00 PM
I wonder how much was donated to AIDS charities resulted?

I think what she said was incredibly stupid and horrible, but am interested to know the extent of the impact - beyond (legit) outrage and into outrage fueled altruism. Difficult to measure, but not impossible.
 
2013-12-22 06:43:31 PM

Apos: Your Hind Brain: OtherLittleGuy: 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.

Justine Mandela.

Justine Gandhi
Justine Buddha
Justine Christ
Justine Bush
Justine Ankh-f-na-khonsu
Mary Smith

Justine Bieber


Forgot that one, sorry.

/Ronald Justine Reagan
 
2013-12-22 06:45:16 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.


Heh, just shows there is a venue for tasteless humor, but a public twitter feed ain't it. Had she said the same thing here under a Fark handle, no one would have given it a second look
 
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