I've been a big proponent of the manga, but chapter 23 and now this asstastic shitty booty shit is really dragging down my faith. It's also somewhat ironic that the manga has taken a noticeable dip in quality while the anime has actually (in my opinion) taken a clear hike in quality.
But perhaps most of this could be attributed to Toriyama himself. It's his notes that both Toei and Toyotaro have to follow. Goku standing up to Merged Zamasu seems likely to be something AT penned, and both mediums have gone about it differently (currently I think Toei did it better, but we'll see). I can't place 100% of the blame on the people that have to follow a dumbass idea in the first place.