Fired PR Exec Justine Sacco Says She 'Really Suffered' After Unfunny AIDS Tweet… And Still Defends It!
Hmm… we wonder if she ever thought about how much people with AIDS, as well as their friends and family have really suffered.
You may remember Justine Sacco. She's the former IAC PR exec who was on her way to a vacation in South Africa last December, and tweeted:
"Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding! I'm white."
Well, she was promptly fired, and has been featured in a new book, called So You've Been Publicly Shamed, authored by Jon Ronson. The author is sympathetic with Sacco, but it doesn't make a ton of sense.
Especially considering she defends her horrible 'joke.'
In her section of the book, Justine explains