Sunday, December 22, 2013

InterActiveCorp (owner of BlackPeopleMeet.com) executive fired for racist tweet

InterActiveCorp public relations executive Justine Sacco was fired for making a racist tweet beforing flying to South Africa. IAC is owner of the popular black dating website: BlackPeopleMeet.com. IAC is headed by media executive Barry Diller. IAC is a media congolomerate which owns several promonent brands including...

BlackPeopleMeet.com
Match.com
Vimeo
Dictionary.com
UrbanSpoon
HomeAdvisor
CollegeHumor
Ask.com and About.Com
OKCupid

BlackPeopleMeet.com is the largest African-American dating site. The web site was owned by People Media, Inc before acquisition by IAC. People Media, Inc. Reported total revenues of $1.2 billion in 2009.

BlackPeopleMeet also previously worked with the Steve Harvey morning show to arange on-the-air dates. There is no mention of the Steve Harvey Show on BlackPeopleMeet.com nor is there a mention of BlackPeopleMeet.com on the SteveHarvey.com website. However, the press release contains a reference to http://www.blackpeoplemeet.com/steve-harvey.  The link is no longer active.

Here is an old PR news release on PRNews.com. "#1 Black Dating site, BlackPeopleMeet.com and Steve Harvey Morning show team up to launch Radio Date Segment"


1 comment:

2scared said...

Why are people being over charge? Make me scared to join.

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