Being from the UK, I don't feel strongly towards and would rather not say anything about American politics when it has nothing to do with me and I'm not particularly knowledgeable in regards towards said subject regardless of region.
I'd say I'm neutral on the decision on Jon's removal as I do like him, in regards to his Youtube content anyway and I believe Playtonic can have whoever they want in or out of their game.
I don't agree with their decision based on their statement and I feel they need to talk up as soon as possible, however I understand that it is the weekend and that could be a good reason as to why they haven't said anything yet.
For all we know they could have a change of heart and reverse the decision to remove Jon next week.
Surely they know staying silent isn't a good option but they haven't had much time to say anything other than make some copy/paste posts showing off backer rewards.
Team 17's community manager is certainly not helping matters by causing a ruckus on Twitter and Steam by being unprofessional making snide comments, deleting Steam forum posts and banning users (I must admit there are some proper idiots kicking about the forums who do deserve bans but there are certainly some undeserved ones). Also not helping is people taking the Yooka-Laylee forum moderator's views in regards to refunds and claiming that they are quotes from Playtonic themselves, other than the decision to remove Jon I haven't seen any evidence to say that Playtonic has done anything else that is particularly bad or wrong.
If Playtonic don't reverse their decision or make another statement that I and others are satisfied with then nothing will change for me personally, I'll pick up a physical copy on PS4 and not patch it just to check out JonTron (people who feel the same or are claiming he should be patched in should remember that they said they will patch him out so as long as you don't patch you'll still have Jon in the game, bear in mind people will obviously mod him in on PC). If you don't want to buy because of Playtonic's decision then thats fine in my opinion, if you want a refund then thats fair game in my book although if it were me I'd wait and see if and what they have to say in response to this debacle first. You are also good to decide against purchasing or decide to seek a refund based on Team 17's (at least the community manager's) actions.
If Playtonic removed Jon because people moaned at them until he was removed then people are good to turn up the heat for them doing so as people clearly want him in the game and we the consumers should be allowed to voice our opinion just like the USA did when New Coke was introduced and the UK when Coca Cola released Dasani.
Rightly so cause New Coke and Dasani were a pile of shite.