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Human selfish psychology at play. I guess the reason they're doing that is because ridiculing people who don't fit the norm is considered the norm. And if one person (you) goes out of line and actually just likes a person despite them not fitting that norm, these people will feel like you're calling them out on their bullshit. They don't want to feel like they're in the wrong (because they probably know that they are to an extent) so they ridicule you for stepping out of line.