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Separating the art from the artist isn’t so hard

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  • This is an interesting take on separating the art from the artist in light of terrible inhumane things the artist has done.

    That said, I would take it two steps further:

    1. be ready to point out the artist's flaws and what you've learned from it. I look at it that way in light of something my dad

    This is an interesting take on separating the art from the artist in light of terrible inhumane things the artist has done.

    That said, I would take it two steps further:

    1. be ready to point out the artist's flaws and what you've learned from it. I look at it that way in light of something my dad once told me: "There are three kinds of people. Those who learn from others' mistakes, those who learn from their own mistakes, and those who never learn at all."

    2. The big exception to me on not being able to separate is if the artist has done something so immoral and shows no remorse in doing so. See: Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby.

  • I don't consume art that puts money in the pockets of individuals like Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Clinton or others that have never actually taken responsibility for their actions and continue to live lavish lifestyles while their victims struggle to express themselves as individuals.

    What about

    I don't consume art that puts money in the pockets of individuals like Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Clinton or others that have never actually taken responsibility for their actions and continue to live lavish lifestyles while their victims struggle to express themselves as individuals.

    What about the art of the victims? We will never be able to hear their artistic expressions without it tainted by the definition these people have overwritten them with. Monica Lewenski's artistic expression has been literally defined by Bill Clinton her entire life.

    What would have become of Woody Allen's daughter had she been given her own independent voice?

    The young girl Polanski too advantage of?

    To consume art from predators is to profit from the theft of the voices of their victims.

    To do so is no better than eating the flesh of endangered animals after paying the hunters.

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