Not reading something, anything, because of a category, genre or label is ignorance. Not reading something because a newspaper writer or anyone else tells you not to is disturbing. Being too embarrassed to read young adult, romance or graphic novels is sad in my mind. Suggestions are one thing but telling people to avoid an entire category sounds almost religious or political.
Most of us read for pleasure unless we are professional editors or reviewers so read what you like and enjoy it. Don't let anyone tell you how to spend your free time.