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Old 01-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Dedachan View Post
If an artist has done something terrible in real life, such as commit a crime, or is just generally known for making idiotic or controversial remarks, can you still appreciate the work he/she has done? Or does their behaviour taint their body of work for you?
To me, anything a person produces is the embodiment of their character. If s/he has willfully and repeatedly commits acts (including statements) that are deeply injurious to others, then I cannot in good conscience support their work.

I used to love Ted Nugent's music, but as he became increasingly strident and offensive, I simply could no longer justify differentiating between the artist and the person.

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