Communications executive Justine Sacco has been fired over an insensitive tweet.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday that Sacco, a director of communications at media mogul Barry Diller's IAC, was fired over a 12-word tweet.

“Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!” Sacco messaged from London to a few hundred followers.

The remark provoked outrage as the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet trended on the social media platform.

IAC called the tweet “outrageous” and “offensive” in a statement.

Appearing on This Week, Bill Kristol, founder and editor of the The Weekly Standard, linked the firing to the current controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, who has been suspended from the reality show over anti-gay comments.

(Related: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson on indefinite filming hiatus over anti-gay remarks.)

“The political practice is out of hand,” Kristol said. “She sends some tweet getting on a plane and she's fired before the plane lands. I mean that is insane. That really is sort of lynch mob, you know, on Twitter.”