IMHO it's been a trainwreck on both sides. Horror overreacted and so did a lot of the userbase. I wonder how easily this could've gone if another staff member intervened and looked at it with a more level head. Instead we got Horror and others banning left and right, and a ton of the userbase reacting in a really hostile manner (i.e. death threats, hate speech, etc which is NEVER called for) which just made things worse.
Ugh. I hate the internet.