Former PR executive Justine Sacco has issued an apology over a tweet she sent last week before a flight to Africa that ended up costing her her job.
Previously a Senior Director of Corporate Communications at IAC (which owns The Daily Beast, Match.com and other websites), she tweeted Friday:
"Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"
The joke went viral and Justine Sacco was fired in short over.
She has since apologized in a statement provided to ABC:
"Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet."