Nope. Sakura was never made to be hated.
It's all been made clear that the studio and manga house interfered with her character and forced Kishi's hand. The majority of the creators have an immense abhorrence for Sakura do to the leading female role from the start of Part 2. This was the reason why--despite being the heroine--Kishi could not portrayed her character the way he wanted and was forced to be more of a supportive type of character throughout the remainder of Part 2.
Unlike everyone mostly believed that Kishi only cares about Sasuke, I declined to believe that. It's all thanks to Shuiesha, SP and Yahagi (unintentionally) that Kishi had to drop the ball on Sakura's character and he went with Sasuke. Kishi mentions I believe twice that Naruto and Sasuke are him and his younger brother and in that post chapter are like him and his younger brother Seishi. If I remember correctly, Kishi describe himself being Naruto while Sasuke is younger brother (something like that). This is all the reason behind the NaruSasu bromance.
If Kishi, originally planned Sakura to be hated. She would never been the heroine much less have an Sand Village explosive arc and development in the first place. Lets face the fact when they the "creators" yanked the roots of NS out from its foundation. They ruined the "core" of the manga. For instance: Rock Lees love for Sakura never had closure and was forgotten as if it never existed and that come with reasoning to why he saw Naruto as a rival. And the hype Naruto versus Dadara Part 2 never took place and was entire plot was discarded never to be mentioned ever (even after Dadara's resurrection) again.
Why I bring up Dadara because he has enmity with Naruto and Sakura. Naruto took his arm. Sasori was his partner and Sakura was responsible for his death. That's plot for the main female lead to shine. Instead we have this fiasco of them two chasing Sasuke all the kitten time. Naruto and Sakura's full attention should have been on Akatsuki. Instead of seeing her play the supportive role like healing and watched Naruto training and concocting chakra pills for him, we would have seen her go hunting for Akatsuki (even join the Hidan hunt with InoShikaCho and Asuma) members and continue her training (even under kakashi). She would have contribute immensely in the war against Akatsuki that she would easily be on their radar.
In the manga, they already acknowledge Naruto and Sasuke as one of the Three Legendary Sanin. But they never acknowledge Sakura's background of even acknowledge her presence, despite being another Sanin disciple or student (This is why I don't put the blame on Kishi 100% of him being an sexist and among other things).
The plot thickens when Dadara retaliates. Sakura gets into trouble either captured or presumed killed by Darara to lure Naruto and kakashi or just Naruto into a trap. It's like killing two birds with one stone for Dadara. Of course he's nothing but a stepping stool for NS romance and that is why I believe the creators did not want Sakura to continuing walking down this path after her battle with Sasori and some how manage to get Kishi to focus on Sasuke.
As I mentioned above about Yahagi. It was also his fault foo because he claimed that if they focus on Sasuke will bring in more fans. That was like steroids for this franchise. It help passed Oda's OP but imploded in the end and now it is now where near its prime as of 2009. The bottle line is that her hatred is solely based on the heroine positioned that Hinata's fanbase and the majority of the creators wanted Hinata to be in Sakura's shows and they got their wish.
The irony of it that Kishi had a make over with Hinata's character to fit the description of his wife physical with the short hair, opai and Sakura like slim body. If pro-enders want to complain about Hinata having no boobs. Then justice served us well in the end.
Edited by Konoha'sCrimsonFox, 08 July 2018 - 01:45 PM.