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Somehow the label is supposed to be pejorative, as if it were wrong to criticize another's behavior without at the same time insulting or attacking them directly and explicitly. If the criticism had been given in a vulgar and insulting way, I guess then it would be considered acceptable. Reductio ad absurdum.
Well, if that is the standard for being passive aggressive (it's just psychobabble nonsense, anyway, when the label is overextended at will), then surely they would also call Jesus "passive aggressive."
Here is the evidence (especially v. 19, with emphasis added). If the following is passive aggressive, then let's applaud and imitate being passive aggressive: