I think the “Never read the comments” mentality is so dumb. Why wouldn’t you read the comments? It shows how people out there, in the community, in the wide-world, are really thinking. I’m not saying you have to agree with the comments. They’re no doubt horrid, vile and some of them I’m sure are disgusting and not worth reading.
But really, read the damn comments, don’t be so high and mighty. You don’t have to change your mind, but at least learn what others are thinking, even if you disagree.