Basically, it comes down to opinions and just how far people take things. Some people can't deal with characters and will sometimes get too excessive with their dislike. Pretty much anything about a character is up for dislike and as such can be taken too far and then get bashed. Despite the bashing, Ash is still liked by many, he's just not going to be able to avoid any hate(And by extension, bashing). It happens with every character(In and out of Pokemon), there's no such thing as an universally liked character(Or disliked) and as such opinions are going to be brought up, and as I said, some people take it too far.
Originally Posted by Kokatsu
I'm going to close this though. People have already listed reasons why someone may dislike Ash, and while this thread isn't to target Ash and bash him, it's bound to get some excessive posts down the line(They're coming off borderline to me as it is).
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