We all know by now why Rockstar Games is receiving a lot of hate, mainly due to Grand Theft Auto IV's alleged contribution to felonies around the world. But company co-founder Sam Houser apparently doesn't mind, in fact, he thinks it's an "honor" to be loathed by people.
In an interview with Develop, Houser replied with the following when he was asked about the media backlash:
"I think we are both depressed at how boring we really are and how unexciting even the worse fabrications and exaggerations are when you read about them...Most of the people who hate us are people it is truly an honor to be hated by – reactionary creeps with strange agendas – and the [British newspaper] Daily Mail. Most people who know about modern pop culture know about GTA and like or dislike it on its own merits."
Perhaps, just like Kanye West, he heard 50 Cent when he said "go ahead switch the style up...And if they hate, then let them hate...then watch the money pile up."
Develop: Grand Theft Auteur - Part 1