After one of its own executives told social media followers that Las Vegas massacre victims essentially got what they deserved, CBS is now facing an epic public relations disaster.

And moments ago, it announced that it has taken swift action to contain the damage.

Once coverage of the rant by Hayley Geftman-Gold spread across the Internet and competing networks, she quickly hid or dismantled all of her social media accounts.

Geftman-Gold, who serves as Vice President, Senior Counsel at the network, posted on another user’s account that “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are republican gun toters [sic]:

The discussion was then deleted by user Erin Fagan Silber, who appeared to agree with Geftman-Gold’s words, adding “Yeah…. I was thinking that since this directly hits country-music population… maybe they will actually do something now.” She was referring to gun laws, though the weapon used in last night’s attack was already illegal.

Though a petition demanding her termination from CBS had already gathered a number of signatures, CBS announced just moments ago that Geftman-Gold has been fired from the network.

In a statement, network spokeswoman Kelli Raftery 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.”

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