Perhaps but neither is the pipe.It's not really against the rules to belittle a pipe, but it's definitely not very classy.
I'm inclined to agree.cos, we talk about crazy looking pipes all the time, where did anyone say that Anne Julie doesn't know how to make a pipe? She is obviously a legend and I am sure she could care less what some guy on the internet says about her work. I am sure she knows people are going to have all types of different reactions to that pipe. I don't think anyone is belittling her, just making comments on a very non traditional pipe is all.