Say it isn't so?! You are not going to really stop recording music? That would be a great loss to music, to all your fans, (young and old), who love to listen to your singing and watch your spectacular dancing!
People hate for many reasons, insecurity about themselves, some past trauma issue, who knows? You can by deeds and words do everything right and they still are going to try to keep talking you down. But what the critics/haters think, is not something you should worry about.
Just keep doing what you're doing and hold your head up high? You bring a lot of joy to the world Chris. Without your shining talent this world will be a hollow place.