Mitch mate I've said it before and I'll say it again, take a step back.
You need to seriously assess the reasons people are reacting this way to you and figure out whether it truly is just because they're hating for no good reason, or if maybe something about your behaviour is instigating this every time.
As you can see with Brion's post above even people totally disconnected to any previous issues, who prior to you contacting him would have had no understanding of any issues anyone else has with you, still was taken aback and offended by your behaviour to them.
I'm not trying to be mean here bud nor am I trying to hate on you.
You really need to take a step back and think about what issues people are having with you and think about a way to genuinely address that instead of trying to skirt around it with a new venture and getting upset when people aren't convinced.