I guess that'd make sense, I dunno, I'd have to see what he said. Maybe he just dedicated a song to his gay friend and got jumped in the same night, not necessarily related. I wouldn't jump to any conclusions with so little information on this out yet. Maybe I just don't want to assume the worst in people.
A guy losing his long time job over wearing a shirt that promotes equality seems pretty shitty. Sure, Michael may have gotten roughed up, but the former is fucking with someones livelihood. I'd say that's pretty bad given the current economic status.