You are going to ruffle some feathers if you want to fly.
When you stand up and begin to shine, you become a target.
Shine on anyways.
Who gives a damn about the negative opinion of others. Get used to critics and “haters”. Sometimes they have really good things to say and can help you grow.
Remember that your “haters” are still watching you and are most likely your #1 fan. I heard a statistic that over 50% of Howard Stern’s audience back in the day HATED him, but tuned in to hear what he would say next. They might hate him, but who’s laughing all the way to the bank?