IAC PR Director Lands In South Africa After Racist Tweet, And It's A Mess

After her offensive tweet about AIDS and race went viral while she was on a flight, people have been waiting for InterActiveCorp PR director Justine Sacco to land, making “#HasJustineLandedYet” the most popular trending topic on Twitter.

Here’s the original tweet, first highlighted by Valleywag.

After she finally did land, she rapidly deleted her account.

Twitter user @Zac_R says he was there as Justine landed and spoke to her father. Like many others, he figured that there was a chance that it was a hoax or that she had been hacked, but tweeted that “her reaction & behaviour told me she’s sorry she was caught.”

He’s not a reporter but was apparently on his first day of vacation, nearby, and wanted to see if the tweet was real.

Here’s who he believes is Justine arriving at the airport.

He also says spoke to Justine’s father.

You can find the full feed here.

There’s been no further reaction from her employer IAC since its comments to Valleywag yesterday:

“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”

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