Take: Acting toxic towards stereotypically "toxic" characters only encourages them to be toxic back
It's not even a "hot take" because it only takes a complete moron not to understand this. I've been playing Steve Harrington lately because I like his character and his perk Second Wind. I've been trying to get him to Prestige 3 and I have been playing him with my Prestige 2 cosmetics since I don't like his regular clothes, though sometimes I will also equip Scoops Ahoy.
Lately there's been a ton of discussion about Steve Harrington mains being toxic (mostly thanks to Reddit) and as a result I've gone up against countless Killers who play like assholes because "they're playing Steve Harrington so they must be toxic!" Tunneling, camping, Mori-spamming; all with a good degree of salt in post-game chat before they see that I'm running Spine Chill, Second Wind, Diversion, and Lithe.
As a result of all these sweaty Killers and all the flame I've gotten for playing Steve I've stopped playing the way I enjoy and have started playing scummy in response. I've started running Second Wind and Diversion less to replace them with Adrenaline and Decisive Strike to deal with all the campers and tunnelers I've had to deal with. I usually don't pay attention to the offerings screen but now when I see a secret offering burnt by the Killer I dodge the lobby because I don't want to deal with more insta-Mori bullshit.
This goes two ways by the way. I've been experimenting with some Trapper builds and I've met countless Survivors who teabag and click flashlights at me all match and then call me names in post game chat. After those sorts of matches I really want to equip a Mori and top tier perks and just go ham on the next group of Survivors I meet. I don't since I've gotten used to Survivor bullshit after playing Killer for an extended period of time and know that if I don't like getting Moried then other people probably don't either. But it's really hard to resist the temptation when I always get that one [BAD WORD] who spends the whole game trying to piss me off.
So in short: Not every Nea, Claudette, Feng, Meg, or Steve is toxic. Not every Spirit, Nurse, or Billy is a tryhard. Some people don't play this game because of tier list placements or because of the preconceived notion of their character's personality, but because they actually enjoy a character and want to have fun.
If you play toxic you'll make more toxic people and get more toxicity directed back at you. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy that does nothing but harm the game. Don't be toxic to people just because they play characters you don't like. In fact: don't be toxic in general. Just play the game and have fun. Or go play Civilization if someone playing a virtual character online makes you so tilted.