People get fired all of the time for various reasons. Most careers are “at will” except for union.
I don’t see anything special about these famous names except they are famous names.
Were they unable to get gainful employment afterwards?
Are these small handful of names a protected class in society or should they be?
Does a “Paula Deane” or a “CEO of Firefox” deserve something more than any member of a “mob of cancellation” may get in their own situations?
Idolizing the powerful it seems.