I don’t know, I just think it’s pretty funny how some of you interpret that scene after Snape’s Worst Memory because Remus is like
“Well, Snape was a special case…”
And these people go “see? This is canon, in his best friends words: he proceeded to bully Snape, what a heartless monster.”
And then Remus says
“He never lost an opportunity to curse James so you couldn’t really expect James to take that lying down, could you?”
And they be like “ok but consider this: he is lying™. He is James best friend of course he is gonna protect his ass. Totally biased. Let’s just ignore what he just said.
Personally I think if Remus had any intention to protect James, he wouldn’t mention that James still used to hex Snape in the first place? That would be alot easier? So I’m assuming he was being honest?