CBS executive fired after saying Las Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy
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.
“I’m 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 than 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,” the network wrote.
The Daily Caller first flagged Geftman-Gold’s post Monday morning.
“If they wouldn’t 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 president and senior counsel of strategic transactions at CBS.
The post quickly went viral, with Geftman-Gold’s name and “CBS Exec” both becoming top trending topics on Twitter.
President Trump condemned the mass shooting on Monday morning, calling it “an act of pure evil” in an address to the nation.
“We join together in sadness, shock and grief,” Trump said at the White House. “It was an act of pure evil.”
Trump said he would travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
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.