Tumblr literally harassing and shaming another content creator who said something entirely innocuous into whimpering submission, only this time it’s someone who makes genuinely good content and has more professional integrity in one finger than the lot of these rabid slacktivist bloggers have in their whole being.
What happened is that he made a vague tweet that made some of his fans (including some transwomen) uncomfortable, and when they politely asked for clarification of what his tweets were about since they could’ve been misconstrued as transphobic, he did not reply to any of their tweets. Instead, after a period of silence, he retweeted their tweets without actually clearing anything up, and then followed up with a tweet along the lines of “The internet has become an incredible place.” Honestly, it looked like he was making fun of the fans who had concerns, and some of his fans started harrassing the people whose tweets he’d retweeted. It escalated from there. None of this probably would have happened if he’d just explained and clarified on his first couple of Man of Steel livetweets.
I haven’t seen anyone tell Tom to die (he wouldn’t deserve that in the least), just people who thought it was shitty of him to make fun of the fans whose tweets he’d retweeted. Tom has explained himself and apologized, I doubt he wants this prolonged and I doubt he needs people to speak on his behalf for what he said and did.