When senior director of corporate communications Justine Sacco’s plane lands somewhere in Africa later on today and she switches on her phone, the sound of the pit of her stomach dropping will be heard around the world.
Sacco who works for IAC (the company owns Match.com and Vimeo) tweeted the following last night…
A representative from IAC said in a statement:
“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.”
Oh dear…oh dear Justine. Tut tut.
The media giant said in a statement:
“The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question.
There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally. 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.”