Sounds, looks, feelings, thoughts get rolled up and circulated. It has been said many times that notions become beliefs when they are seen and heard often enough.
Some folks are regarded as oddballs, eccentrics or turncoats because they don’t subscribe to prevailing narratives. This is a fact of life.
Human beings share layers of things in common. We can all choose the layers or labels we wish to identify with, as matters arise.
In the long run, we are all humans, for better or worse.
We can agree to disagree about most things and also treat each other with respect.