This is a contentious issue these days. Or rather I wish it was more contentious than it actually is. Currently if a respected artist (of whatever media) does a bad thing, sexual or otherwise, they are completely written off and ostracized from society. Persona non grata. More importantly people call for every thing they've ever done, made, and contributed to society to be written off, and categorically so. It's now bad music. unfunny comedy and terrible movies. creepy, disturbing writing.
this instant invalidation of art after any sort of societal transgression seems wrong. This does not mean that a celebrated artist should not suffer consequences for their infractions but their art is divorced from their person and actions. It should not be taboo to enjoy the creations of a person whom even you might find problematic.
I have now three times been lectured by record store clerks when I'm purchasing music by genius artist Robert Sylvester Kelly, but of course MJ remains the gold standard of pop music excellence. Burzum has made some interesting and compelling music but as we all know, Varg is a murderer and a pretty disgusting person. Chinatown and Rosemary's Baby have not been removed from the canon of incredibly great films, but now Louis CK has in fact never been funny or good at anything. The nuances and contradictions of these individual cases make this all or nothing attitude seem idiotic.
What do you guys thinK? do you struggle with this?