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  •  Feel the same way about Michael Jackson. Can't (0+ / 0-)

    get past the part about his fondness for little boys though many can. I suppose if you like an artists work you can get past some "little" transgressions.    

    If I comply with non-compliance am I complying?

    by thestructureguy on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 07:55:36 AM PST

    •  Well, or ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... you can appreciate a work of art for its merits and simultaneously acknowledge that the artist is a terrible person and/or has done terrible things.

      I'm fairly sure the diarist said that his primary problem with Woody Allen movies is not that Woody Allen is a child molester but that Woody Allen movies aren't entertaining.

      •  Hard to over look an artist's life beyond the (0+ / 0-)

        works.  Going to creep in no matter what.  Was a huge MJ have in the 80's.  Now when I see or hear him I turn away.

        If I comply with non-compliance am I complying?

        by thestructureguy on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 09:40:26 AM PST

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        •  That depends, I think. (2+ / 0-)
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          susans, TiaRachel

          I mean, Roald Dahl and Walt Disney were both apparently terrible antisemites, but I still enjoy their work a great deal.

          Or to take a more-recently-in-the-news example, Orson Scott Card; I don't want to put any money in the bastidge's pockets, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop rereading my copy of Ender's Game, because it's still an excellent book.

          I don't think it's a problem if one finds oneself unable to get past the artist to appreciate the art.  I also don't think it's a problem if one doesn't.

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