You're conflating court of law with court of public opinion and the differences with our rights provided by the Constitution and facilitated by the justice system with a Corporation weighing the overall financial risk/reward ratio of keeping or firing a person that is being labeled a "transphobe" by a vocal minority with evidence and will continue to persist as long as she's employed and concluding termination and being done with it.You know what the saddest part about all this is? I feel like communication and dialogue is missing in general these days. Its all about chopping everyone's head off and seeking vengeance instead of actually educating and spreading awareness (which is what true tolerance is).
I don't fault Purple Tinker for raising the issue in the first place, but they fucked up in how they did it. It should have started with a private message and then gone from there instead of a public campaign basically saying "OFF WITH HER HEAD". I don't respect the need to publicly hang every individual for every stupid thing.
In the end, nobody won. Kara lost her job, Purple Tinker was accused of pedophilia or whatever it was. Instead, what should have happened was:
"Hey Kara, I saw your tweet from 7 years ago and it bothered me. I'm a customer of LRG and (INSERT MORE REASONS)"
"Sorry, I apologize if I did you any harm. I will delete the tweet."
"Let's be friends. What games do you like?"
Fucking easy. People need to communicate more instead of drawing conclusions while just sitting in their basements all day on stupid fucking social media. Its so damn unhealthy.
Murderers and rapists are given a chance to defend and explain themselves, I don't see why this should be any different.