I don't mind people calling themselves "photographers." In a sense, anyone who takes a photograph at all is a "photographer." One can be a bad photographer. You're still a photographer, in that sense of the term.
For people like that to charge money might be a bit absurd, but that's a slightly different subject.
The new popularity of photography got ME interested in it, even though I know I'm not a professional. It's not something I plan to do as a career. I don't need to go to college and get a degree in an area that at most is going to be a hobby. I just take advantage of the tons of cheap, professional online training
that's available in this day and age.
The new photography boom has certainly gotten a lot of people interested in photography. Which will change the market, of course, but the market's still there. There's plenty of good that comes with this movement, too.