CBS executive fired after saying Las Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy – The Hill
CBS fired a legal executive Monday after she wrote on Facebook that she was not “sympathetic” to the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
âIâm actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters,” former executive Hayley Geftman-Gold wrote.
At least 59 people were killed and more thanÂ 520 were injured after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
“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 network said in a statement Monday.
“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,â the network wrote.
The Daily Caller first flagged Geftman-Gold’s postÂ MondayÂ morning.Â
âIf they wouldnât do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold, who served as vice presidentÂ and senior counsel of strategic transactions at CBS.Â
The post quickly went viral, with Geftman-Gold’s name and “CBS Exec” both becoming top trending topics on Twitter.Â
President Trump condemned the mass shootingÂ on Monday morning, calling it “an act of pure evilâ in an address to the nation.Â
âWe join together in sadness, shock and grief,â Trump said at the White House. âIt was an act of pure evil.â
Trump said he would travel to Las VegasÂ on Wednesday.Â
The suspected gunman has been identified as Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, according to Las Vegas police. The 64-year-old took his own life, according to police, as law enforcement closed in on his hotel room.