At The Loftus Party, I put the Susan Olsen situation in its proper context:
The public spat was terribly ugly and unprofessional, and even if Olsen hadn’t used the term “faggot,” she should’ve been fired anyway, because that’s not how adults settle differences. Nevertheless, Acord-Whiting initiated the spat by publicly whining about his difference of opinion with Olsen, as though Olsen committed a crime by disagreeing with him in the first place. In the end, Acord-Whiting made out like a bandit: he got publicity to bolster a career virtually unknown outside the rarefied, if smog-filled air of Los Angeles; he garnered sympathy from all the right people for having to endure online name-calling in this, the year 2016; and he exacted revenge against a political adversary (which, let’s face it, trumps everything).
Read it all to get the big picture.