In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy which took place in Las Vegas, emotions are very high, especially with everything about the shooting becoming politicized. CBS felt they had to fire an executive for making what some may consider inappropriate comments on Facebook.
“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 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 Monday, 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.”