Definitely sarcasm but to be fair you never know. lolI'm 90% sure this is sarcasm and HBO has made a lot of money from Game of Thrones. The point of this post is to hedge my 10%!
After the first couple episodes of House of the Dragon, numerous articles popped up about GoT again having a problem with how it portrays homosexuals and whatever criticism came up hasn't affected the shows ability to draw tons of viewers. I think people overestimate online objections to content impacting the financial viability of products.
Personally, I think the upcoming book with be so barebones with lore that it will sidestep a good deal of what people object to. I pre-ordered the D&D Beyond book mostly to get the stat blocks there since I run my games from there. I'm undecided on a physical book but leaning towards no (though the special cover looks great). Until I see how they proceed with One D&D, I don't think I'm giving WotC any more money since I have what I need to run anything I'd want to.