Why are mutants (in the X-men) hated

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I was watching the X-men cartoon and a big plot point is the fact that the hero's are hated why is that

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Why are mutants (in the X-men) hated
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Because people fear the powers they have and fear the mutants might use their powers to harm or even wipe out humans (ala Magneto) . Also as a whole humans don't do well with "different".