They come across that way sometimes in interviews - they were quite rudely dismissive about my two favourite bands and I don't forgive that easily
However there's not liking the same bands as me and possible being a bit jealous that they acheived the level of stardom that the HL used to have and then there's being decent people when not being interviewed. If people who have actually met them think they're ok then that has to the overiding opinion especially as someone who is overweight myself I can't hate someone who is cool with having 'porked' out
That's music for you. Mind you, Morrissey can be particularly vindictive about music he doesn't like, once referring to Diana Ross as disgusting( a diva maybe, but certainly not disgusting), The Human League as vile, and referring to dance music in borderline racist terms.