I think this has the potential to undo much of the good the new Marvel movies have done... the general public's gonna giggle, mark my words lol.
Rocket is not a cute furry animal.
He's the sort of bloke who will stick a blaster up some other dudes bum and pull the trigger.
It's not a "gay" thing.
It's a "don't even think about fucking with me" sort of thing.