The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Monday, October 1.
The vast majority of responses to the unimaginable tragedy were full of heartbreak and support for the victims, their families, and everyone affected.
One high-powered CBS executive, though, didn't quite express sympathy for the victims of this horrific shooting. In fact, she did quite the opposite... in a Facebook comment.
Needless to say, it got her fired.
Hayley Geftman-Gold was a vice president and senior legal counsel at CBS in New York.
A @CBS legal exec thought the Las Vegas victims had it coming. https://t.co/YjeSyAox59— Brandon Morse (@Brandon Morse)1506960750.0
Geftman-Gold's comment said that she wasn't sympathetic to the victims of the shooting because "country music fans are often Republican gun toters."
via: TwitterIn a statement, CBS said, "This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. 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 comment, which has since been deleted, can be seen in a screenshot here:
via: Twitter"If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that the Repugs will ever do the right thing," she wrote. "I'm actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are republican gun toters." She references the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 when she says she has "no hope" that anything will be done about gun regulations.
Geftman-Gold has since apologized.
via: TwitterShe issued a statement to Fox News that said, “Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret. I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims. My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs — this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred."