This situation is a lot more complex than people give it credit for. Frankly, it was mishandled and that is becoming a recurring theme in EZA drama and causing fractures in the community.
I think one thing people forgot with the discourse is that Brandon ASKED for feedback about it. He knew it would be controversial, or at least saw the negative reactions on YT during Cup of Jones, and requested the community to send in their opinions. The people who thought it was a bad idea are being treated like they expressed their concerns unprompted or are trying to be controlling. Brandon ASKED for opinions, the feedback was not unsolicited.
For me it boils down to the fact that Colin is incredibly abrasive. He claims to be accepting and all that but when it comes to actually talking to members of the groups he claims to accept, and having them point out that things he has said are downright offensive, or could be taken that way, he will double down, tell them he knows better than they do, and then act smug about it. The whole "Day Without Women" tweet exemplifies this. After the backlash, over what he claimed was a joke, he printed out and framed the tweet. He is proud of upsetting people and has shown time and time again that he won't take the feelings of the people he hurts into consideration.
I'm personally not upset that Jones did the show, that is his prerogative, and interacting with people we may not fundamentally agree with is just a fact of life. That said, I get why other people had a much more severe reaction. There are community members who get a lot of flack and harassment from the not so nice EZA "fans", you know the same ones who write awful things about the 9 and especially Ian and Damiani. These fans were afraid of being opened to more of that harassment through this collaboration. Guess what? They got harassed more, when the discussion was brought to Twitter. Aside from fans pulling Colin into the discussion, one of his fans decided to write an article about the situation and grabbed tweets from the EZA fans who were more outspoken with their distaste, which got them harassed more by Colin's fans. Colin himself screengrabbed a deleted tweet, from someone with around 20 followers, which said nothing inflammatory against him it simply expressed concern that this collaboration would open the community to more toxicity, but the poster said the magic word "Resetera" which was enough for Colin to paint a target on his back. Colin retweeted the guy and then posted the screengrab to his 160k+ followers and obviously that didn't go great. I'm hesitant to share the post, because the person involved already got enough harassment over it, but the tweet is still on Colin's Twitter if you care to find it and judge for yourself. Colin has continued to target EZA fans, especially those on Resetera, who don't have a favorable opinion of him.
All in all, the fears these EZA fans expressed came true, before the collaboration even happened, and then they felt doubly betrayed by the decision of Jones to do the show. I get why they're upset. The people who were hit hardest by attacks were for the most part well spoken and had concrete examples of things that they found troubling. When confronted with Colin they engaged him as best they could and even conceded that some things they brought to the table were just examples of Colin poorly wording his thoughts that allowed them to be easily misconstrued. To all this Colin said "Maybe you're the problem?"
So I get why people were upset, continue to be upset, and will probably take this event into consideration for a long while. Jones mishandled this situation, not in his decision to do the show, but to open it to discussion and to then take the discussion public with a vague tweet that caused confusion and exacerbated an already heated situation.