The latest episode of PhD comics features a diagram in which the reaction “I'm OK with that” to the realization that “Actually, my work is funded by the military/drug companies.” is regarded as “Denial.”
Why? I can understand objecting to some military research—it might be for the armed forces of a tyrannical regime—but why object to research paid for by drug companies? Is the idea that someone, somewhere is making a profit so terrible?
To make matters even more irrational, one of the few plausible reasons to object to Big Pharma is the theory that they're parasites benefiting from research paid for by others. That doesn't apply here.