Just like this guy Bob, I can remember when Batman fans cursed the name of Adam West. I thought it was especially unfair because West was just an actor who had to do what he was told to do. If he ever had a question about it he would have been told: "You'll do it our way if you ever want to work in this town again!" (And they really would have meant it!)
And those fans shouldn't have been complaining anyway, since the Batman Adam West played was similar to the Batman DC comics was publishing at the time.