I was laid off 2 hours ago and I don't have a big savings buffer, so I am immediately sending out job applications and getting in contact with my network to try and land a new job ASAP.
My question is, if I get asked why I was laid off, what should I say?
The situation is that I had written up my tinder and bumble profile with some careless humour, and I also included an innocuous reference to my previous employer (Under the "Current employer" heading). My profiles got picked up by some asian blog/news site (I'm still not sure which one - googling isn't turning anything up. edit: apparently it was a facebook group "subtle asian traits", but I can't find the group) and the profiles ended up getting 600k views. The word got back to the big dogs at my company and today the CEO pulled me aside and made it clear that my profile constitutes a damning violation of the company social media policy and that I am therefore laid off.
How should I talk about this going into future interviews? I expect that the question "Why did you leave your previous employer?" will come up and I'm not sure what is the best way to answer. Do I admit that I was fired and then try to explain why?
edit: On another note, was this lawful dismissal? I'm living and working in Sydney Australia. Reflecting on it, it seems kinda weird that a company can just send me out the door because my tinder profile was featured on some blog and it just so happened to include the fact that I work for them. Relevant information: This was my third time working at the company. In total I have worked for them for 27 months but I was only 4 months in to this particular stint. I also was on a casual contract.