I don't know, there's a difference between hating the Amarrian Empire and hating every single Amarrian you ever meet. Racism tends to melt in the face of integration, and capsuleers are routinely exposed to people they don't like. So someone might hate the Minmatar Republic, everything it stands for, and everything it is, but could easily say Ava is "one of the better ones".
People are complicated. TS-F is a bit of a different take, though. Dea's probably spot on there; everybody has every reason to be suspicious of a Sansha-style mod.