Brad Warner made a blog post with a similar theme:Reputation is a funny thing. In my career here in Zen Land, I’ve adopted the policy that it’s better if people think you’re worse than you really are and then get surprised when you’re nice than it is to have people think you’re saintly and then get shocked and outraged when they find out you’re not. To this end, I have deliberately allowed my reputation to get pretty bad.
I Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation
Sounds like bullshit and stupid excuse for bad behaviour.