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  •  But how far does this go? (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Brecht, suka

    Do we give great artists a pass if they beat their spouses, their children? Polanski had a terrible time as a child, however, many people do and don't become rapists.

    It's one thing to have a bad attitude, entirely another to cause actual damage. I would never tell someone whether or not to support an artist based on his/hers behavior, obviously that is a personal decision, but making the excuse that anything is allowed because art elevates brings only one word to mind: bullshit.

    YMMV.

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