IAC's Chief Communications Director Justine Sacco was fired over the weekend for publishing a racist Twitter message. According to NYDailyNews.com, Sacco had posted the following…
Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white
The comment caught a ton of attention, and while Sacco was on a 12-hour flight from London to Capetown, South Africa it became a huge controversy, and the IAC then terminated Sacco.
This became a big topic of discussion among WWE personnel as Sacco was a Publicist before being promoted to the position of Manager of Corporate Communications and Publicity for WWE.