CBS fires exec who said she was ‘not even sympathetic’ to Las Vegas shooting victimsA broken window where a gunman opened fire from an upper story of Mandalay Bay resort on a country music festival across the street on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, leaving at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, shown on Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A CBS executive has been fired after an inappropriate Facebook comment about the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.
“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Hayley Geftman-Gold, a VP and senior counsel in strategic transactions.
“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often republican gun toters.”
Geftman-Gold, 41, was presumably referring to the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting where 20 elementary school students were killed.
Around 10 p.m. local time in Las Vegas Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Geftman-Gold was fired shortly after her post.
“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS,” the company said in a statement.
“Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”
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