They are completely separate matters.
I, in fact, appreciate ADC even more for being a grateful and gracious person.
ADC thanking Jroth and the writers for creating the role and giving her the opportunity is completely right thing to do. She thanked him for giving her the job, she didn’t thank him for being disrespectful to LGBT community. They did undisputedly give her the job which turns out to be her huge career break through. Credit should be given where credit is due. This does not at all means that Jroth and the writers are absolved from their atrocious mistakes. PLEASE STOP CONFUSING THE TWO IDEAS.