He is percieved as middle class so I think a lot of the dislike aimed at him is down to inverted snobberry
It's as if some people think only the working class should be allowed to make music
It's because his music is about as exciting and appealing as a cup of cold sick and he and his wife are smug, supercilious, self satisfied mung bean quaffers who preach about the environment whilst flitting round the globe on their fleet of private jets. I imagine a night at their gaff is a complete barrel of laughs. A little humility wouldn't go amiss from either of them.