Justine Sacco's Tweet About AIDS, Africa Is The Craziest Thing You'll See Today

12/20/2013 05:37 pm ET | Updated Dec 21, 2013

A public relations representative for a major media company appears to have posted a strange tweet on Friday about race and AIDS in Africa.

A tweet sent from the account of Justine Sacco, a senior director of corporate communications at InterActiveCorp (more commonly known as IAC), said: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"

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IAC -- which owns popular websites like OkCupid, Match.com, CollegeHumor, The Daily Beast and Vimeo -- responded thus, per the International Business Times:

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.

It's possible that Sacco's account was hacked, although recent tweets from Sacco show that she's been traveling recently.

Sacco did not respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

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