The masses are designed to make you confined to status quo. It is their oxygen and bread and butter. So rather be happy when masses criticise or ridicule you, because it is an omen that you are on the path of excellence.
Rather go give some gossip material to the masses by doing your reading / workouts / meditation / studies / real good work when they are all with their armour to attack you. You deserve no less than your best practices that make you a superstar.