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Woman Proves That One Tweet Can Make The Entire Internet Hate You


Justine Sacco, PR person for InterActiveCorp, was just doing some everyday tweeting before she boarded her flight to Africa. Now, there are many things one could tweet when you’re about to go overseas to a totally different place, experiencing new things. You’d probably tweet about your hopes and dreams and excitement, right?

Well if you’re Justine Sacco, you just tweet something like this:

This tweet has since been deleted, and it is 100% possible that her Twitter was hacked because you would think a person in the arena of public relations would know that a tweet like this probably won’t relate well with the public. And this isn’t even in the best (worst) part of this story, it gets better.

IAC had to make a statement and they apologized, but they also had to explain how they were going to handle it from here on out. They said, “Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight.”

Sacco was on a very long, wi-fi-free plane journey to Africa! — 11 hours, 20 minutes. It was going to be awhile before anyone got any answers, and thus, the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet was born. When something goes totally haywire on the Internet and someone totally messes up, you can always count on the rest of us to pitch in and make it something funny. Check out some of the best tweets from #HasJustineLandedYet below!

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Katie is a Web Content Publisher for Launch Digital Marketing. She graduated with a degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys traveling, reality TV, and coffee--lots of coffee.