Simon doesn’t seem to remember things as they were implied originally. Of course, we ourselves don’t know the full story, but it’s a little harder to side with the Christmas terrorist who tries to blow up his family members to try and recruit them (and also grow a dumb beard). Still, it’s open enough that some of y’all could interpret things in a more sympathetic light. Simon’s certainly not heartless and seems to genuinely think he’s helping with his convoluted plots, so it’s not hard to imagine him getting some weird fans if Fruit Incest were more popular.
Of course it’s not popular, so we all hate his guts. What an asshole.