Las Vegas shooting: CBS fires executive over 'unacceptable' comment

  • 03/10/2017
Shooting, Las Vegas
She's been subjected to death threats since making the comment. Photo credit: Newshub

An executive for US television network CBS has been fired after making "unacceptable" comments following the deadly Las Vegas shooting overnight.

Hayley Getfman-Gold posted on Facebook saying she wasn't sympathetic with the victims of the shooting.

"If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing," she wrote.

"I'm actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters."

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Comments made by Ms Getfman-Gold. Photo credit: Twitter

CBS responded by dismissing the legal executive.

"This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS," it read.

"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."

According to Fox News, Ms Getfman-Gold and her family has been subject to death threats.

"In the last few hours my client, her family and friends have been bombarded by online death [threats] unimaginable in quantity and detail," her lawyer said.

"We beg people to show love and support to survivors and loved ones in Las Vegas and their own lives instead of creating more violence."