I think it was easier having SA in the '90s because so many musicians at the time were awkward or different and praised for it. Being aloof and mysterious was actually in fashion at the time. Nowadays, it's rare to see that because celebrities' personal lives are so intentionally exposed in the media, whether via reality or gossip shows, paparazzi, or their own YouTube channels or podcasts.
Whenever I see something with Kristen Stewart from Twilight in it, I think, "That girl seems very '90s to me." The characters she plays tend to be very "whatever," and in interviews she seems to have a slight case of SA and very dark, self-deprecating qualities. But she also gets this huge backlash among bloggers for having that sort of personality, like people assume that she thinks she's "too good for people." Yet that reserved and aloof personality was completely common in '90s entertainment, and it's also the kind of personality I have because of SA.
Anyway, not to say that this decade's overexposed pop culture created my anxiety, but it definitely doesn't help it at all. Because, as unique as today's musicians try so hard to be, people just aren't as exposed to "weirdoes" as they were before.