This kind of reminds me of when Anthony Cumia, of Opie and Anthony fame, ranted some shit on Twitter back in 2014 - there was "little" public backlash from it. However, SiriusXM booted him for his comments quickly because they didn't want to tarnish their company image. Why? The shitstirring was mainly caused by big press as they picked up on the story early and blew it up, to where the company had to respond. And they responded by kicking Ant out the door. He is still banned from the building today.
It has been three years now, and I am sure most of the public, and the press, have forgotten about it by now and don't even care what he said. Old news. What pisses me off is the "hand on trigger" like reaction companies have when someone within their ranks say something, even something so "small", and they immediately fire out...well, a firing. The person barley gets a chance to defend themselves, the company wants the issue (and person) out the door as fast as possible. Never once thinking what one guy says is NOT a refection of how their company is. Sheeh, are people that stupid to associate the actions of one person to an entire brand? I feel this fast reaction is greatly aided by the social technology of our time - Twitter, Facebook, things spread at a rapid pace. But, they also fizzle out just as fast, and vultures of all sorts are quickly ready to pounce on the next victim.
It sucks what happened to JonTron. He may "understand" their choice, but I am sure a part of him inside just wants to rip the walls to shreds and curse out how a company could drop him over some dumbass shit he said...stuff that will be forgotten in a few months time. He should have known better than to ever say what he said, however, I feel for him losing his gig. It was probably a once in a lifetime thing that he will never get another shot at doing. It will probably eat at him for a long, long time.