A CBS executive has been fired following a social media post about the Las Vegas shooting. The incident, which was the most deadly in American history, left at least 59 people dead and over 527 injured.
According to the New York Post, Hayley Geftman-Gold took to Facebook to share sentiments that critics viewed as unsympathetic and inappropriate.
In a Facebook post, the former executive wrote, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing.” She then pointed to the victims, who were attending a Country music concert, as Republicans and likely pro-Second Amendment. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
The post made it to social media with people demanding her firing.
The shooting took place while country star Jason Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. The gunman
was confronted after he fired shots from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. He was found dead at the scene.
Following the termination, CBS shared a statement. It read, “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 continued, “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.”
The former executive worked in the legal department.