I have seen some version of “Aloes don’t like direct sun” in every plant group on FB (or plant forum, subreddit, whatever)…even in some of the Aloe groups now.
It’s absolutely not true that they don’t like direct sun..this is a myth perpetuated by the popularity of Aloe vera as a houseplant, and those indoor growers either moving their plants too quickly into direct sun or misunderstanding stress colors. And then deciding if their Aloe vera (which is just one species) “hates” sun or “prefer indirect light”, all Aloes do too.
Not all Aloes need the same care…some are summer dormant, many are full sun plants (full sun is at least 6-8 hours of direct sun, and direct sun is unfiltered outdoor light, not light through a window), some are more tolerant of water, some dislike high heat..etc. But they all need at least some direct sun to grow well. What Aloe vera looks like when grown indoors (droopy, thin, pale, with weak stems) has become what a lot of people consider normal growth now, when it isn’t. They should have thick, mostly upright leaves and short stems that are strong enough to hold the plant up. They may turn a little brown as they adjust to more sun, but this isn’t sunburn or a sign the plant is unhappy..move it slowly, let the plant adjust, make sure it gets enough water, and it will turn green again. It’s just a temporary reaction to change (and not always sun related!) Aloe vera tends to want more water when it’s hot and sunny, another mistake people make is thinking they hate water. They hate poor drainage. People unfamiliar with Aloes as anything but the pale green, droopy indoor plant will see a thirsty plant and call it sunburned.
Google Aloe vera farms and see how they grow them for gel…no shade in sight!