She probably did not earn her spot in the race but she is a Salazar athlete and we all know that comes with privileges.
Hasay haters seem like they increased in numbers when she joined NOP and the Grunewald DQ incident didn't help her case.
Human nature also tends to root for the underdog. Hasay has been at the top of the national scene for so long it seems like her haters want her to fall. She also has had a very privileged life and that probably does not help her case.
Her cutesy small blonde appearance also has been a reason for her popularity. Why do some top runners get way more media exposure than others?