When nominating, and voting for, a featured article, remember to look at the article. Not the subject of the article. It doesn't matter how well-known something is, if it has an excellent article, then it has a right to be featured.
In this exaggerated yet valid example, the support votes really aren't valid. They do not look at the article, but at the subject of the article instead. The oppose votes is completely valid since it points out flaws in the article and has its vote based upon them.
Featured Articles are for us to show off our best content. Not to publicize any one article. Keep this in mind when nominating or voting for a featured article.