When you have Aspergers criticism is hard to take, but taking it from hundreds of people at once is hard the first time around.
Handling criticism that is nice, yet helpful is one thing. Handling criticism that has no basis in reality or the people are just being mean, well that’s difficult.
The trick to handling this type of criticism is to mainly ignore it or only reply to those who give constructive criticism. I know that this isn’t specific to Aspergers, but I have Aspergers and I have had to deal with this.
The best advice I have to aspies on criticism is to not take things personally, even if the person directs it straight at you and slams you. People who are mean and nasty are usually insecure and have low self esteem. They are mean to you to make theirself feel better.
I hope this will help someone else out there.