I was just sitting here thinking, it wouldn't have been hard to predict this was coming. Not because Marc became an Internet sensation singing a song written by a well-known homosexual man, or because he went on a TV show hosted by a well-known homosexual woman, but because he's in the public eye. I'd be hard-pressed to find an instance where fame hasn't been polarizing. When people know of you, the majority of them are going to have an opinion about you. And those opinions are never going to be the same.
As the guys have been doing this for over ten years and have had somewhat of a public profile, I know this isn't the first time that they've received criticism, but as this is the highest the profile of the band or any of its members has been, I'd be willing to guess that this is probably the biggest flurry of criticism they've received.