Honestly, I can't agree or disagree with you on this. I disliked the show for very different reasons. I hadn't got that far into the story yet to witness the sexual assault. I read up on some of those controversies because to be honest, I find the craziness of its fans hilarious. SAO has had one of the most insane fanbases, so even without watching it, I got to know why people hated it so much. Beyond any of this, I just found it extemely boring. If an anime doesn't grab my attention in the first few episodes, I'm gone. lol.