This seems to have been taken way out of context. I mean, LG already announced and demo'd - much like in the photo used at the top of this article - that they have a solution to the notch problem that adds black bars on the sides of it to make it less of an eyesore. Seems like they were maybe feeling the waters more of if it should come enabled by default, or start with the notch and let users add the bars.
Also, link to report suggested they were deleting negative comments, sounds more like they removed an entire post/feed, not just specific negative comments, which is fully in their right. So, why media sites have to go on smear campaigns for some of this stuff is beyond me.