Mittani messed up and specifically called out a player and named names. He apologized, and the player in question didn't kill himself.
CCP didn't go out of business and DUST514 is still planning on being released.
The most annoying part of this? The overdramaticized polarization of the event. You either have people that want Mittani's head on a stake or apologists defending him.
More people have probably come closer to considering suicide from being forced to listen to DNS' annoying voice and constant need to hear said voice the past two alliance panels than Mittani being a dick.
But oh no, this guy recently got divorced and was depressed so he used EVE to fill the void created in his life. Welcome to most of the player base? That might sound insensitive and this may be a generalization, but I think its safe to say for a lot of people, the amount of EVE time they spend logged in directly relates to how their real life is going.
This post has kind of strayed from the Mittani topic, he crossed a line, i'm not arguing that, but I do think the larger issue is what kind of game EVE tends to be for people. If you want to blame anyone, blame CCP with their "EVE is real" campaign. EVE isn't fucking real. Its a damn video game and people forget that. Its a video game where you're not guaranteed a fun experience when you log in. Being space rich in game means absolutely nothing in real life. The only thing more unhealthy than escaping into a virtual world because real life sucks is expecting other people to change their play style because of your already bad decision.
If you were playing company baseball and you talked to the other team's captain before the game and asked him to let Geoff from marketing get a home run because he's having a rough time at home, would the other team's captain be an asshole for not allowing this? No. Because by doing so would compromise the integrity of the game. Sure its just a game for fun, but whats the point of playing a game if you're not actually going to play the game because you allow external factors into play.
A lot of people will probably read this and get offended saying that i'm being too emotionally detached, but this is because they're too emotionally involved.
tl;dr EVE may invoke a much broader range of real emotions, but that doesn't change the fact that its a game. The amount of time you spend playing the game is real, but that decision was yours to make. Expecting other people change what they do because of your poor decision making is just asinine.