- REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus
CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold has been fired for making insensitive remarks about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest shooting in modern US history.
“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” Geftman-Gold wrote in comments that have since been deleted from her Facebook page. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
CBS first confirmed the firing to The Wrap on Monday.
“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS,” A CBS representative said in a statement to Business Insider. “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.”
Geftman-Gold’s comments immediately sparked outrage on Twitter and many tweeted screenshots of the executive’s comments, demanding that she be fired.
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