Honor is something that stops the body, and to that extent, it harms the soul. Hence, all the righteous that became famous and respected, it was a punishment. But the great righteous, when the Creator does not want them to lose by being famous as righteous, the Creator guards them from being honored, so as to not harm their souls.
Hence, to the extent that they are honored on the one hand, on the other hand they are disputed. These righteous are degraded with all kinds of degradations. To give an equal weight to the honor given to a righteous, the other side gives disgraces to that very measure.