Art is subjective - that's the obvious part.
There will always be a group ( considering themselves 'eclectic') that will force themselves to identify with what a majority finds sloppy/offensive, etc. It's almost like an extension of kids' "rebelling" in their teen years; as I've called it, the expression of "individuality" en masse, which is in itself rather comical to me.
This guy has a following that supports him - laugh at it for what it really is and truck on.
Perhaps a modern Rasputin?