People who hate Mr. Rogers are just upset because they used Television to raise their children. Fox News attacked him years ago, around 2012 or so. The ‘You’re Special’ method apparently ruined my generation.
It’s classic Dad vs. Step Dad. Your father doesn’t want to hear about how awesome Fred is, and how he showed you how to build a tent. Dad only has you for the weekend, and wants to crush a beer and watch the baseball game with you.