Following Jesus, we will have moments of being uncool.*
The crowd is a fickle friend, and following it will often lead us down roads that are not in step with the Kingdom of God. Our thoughts and positions need to spring forth from faithfully following Scripture (with a measure of humility, see: When You’re Theologizing).
Following Jesus is countercultural and following him will require courage. Courage to speak truthfully. Courage to be winsome instead of a blustering bully. Sometimes, we will have to be fearless and resist the pressures of the crowds, choosing to fear God instead of a man or woman.
*some more than others