Is that the same as "least despised"?
Tragedy of the commons. Especially bad in this internet age.
Anyone who is in a position of power or innovation gets a raftload of hate. Just human nature for some people to be angry at success. Or be angry at popularity. Or wealth. Take any positive thing, and there will be some people who freak out because it is positive.
I do some things, and it is pretty surprising the amount of crap one gets just for doing some things. Takes a lot of effort and time, and most of my people just love it.
Where the tragedy of the commons effect comes in is that the person who can't stand positives or success comes in has the same access to me as all the people who are positive, or when they do have criticisms, frame them in a way that I can use. Hard to improve things by dying in a fire or any of the other cute shit I get on occasion.
Oddly enough, the bashing tends to come in public, and kudos in private, which can make a competent person look silly bad.
And some people have trouble handling it. Some people quit and go back to being a lurker in life. Some people have their access tightly controlled to insulate them. Me? I absorb them all, and sometimes play the troll like a fish, or ignore them, depending on what appears to be what they want the least. Its like absorbing their energy.
But back to Musk, he'll reap a lot of hate, but only because he's doing stuff. New stuff. Cool stuff in my opinion. And he's largely succeeding.
And we've heard all of the whining of the folks that can't stand him because of his success, be it that electric cars will never be practical, or taking every accident as proof that they are (fill in the pejorative here) or that his rockets are subsidized, or that Hyperloop will never work because Musk, or that the Solar City roof sucks for some reason.
So as we adjust to the electronic tragedy of the commons, we have to realize that the slashdotter who believes that we'll be on oil energy forever and thinks Musk is a commie or something, is not remotely the equivalent of Musk and others who actually do things.