What is the controversy?
Honestly I don't understand people whose self-esteem is tied up in some sort of public recognition. If I know I did the right thing that is enough for me, I don't give a rat's hindquarters who else knows.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck