Look, for the most part I like Dan, but the thing that gets to me about him is that anything he says that could be construed as rude can be easily explained away as "oh he's just trying to get a reaction from people, it's hilarious!" I mean, yeah, one could be completely aware of this and yet it's the very fact that he's doing this that is annoying, not whatever incendiary opinion he was spouting off in the first place. He's been dangerously enabled (mostly by the community, but perhaps also by himself) to say anything he wants without needing to own it because someone is invariably going to come along and dismiss it with "oh you know, that silly Dan, he's just trolling again and you guys just don't get it!" as if that alone makes anything he says okay.
@stryker1121: Maybe I'm being reductive but I don't see where the line is. If one "enjoys getting a reaction" by expressing a hyperbolic negative opinion, what kind of reaction would that be other than to upset someone? I guess the line would be he wants to piss people off...but only kind of?