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So... Dawkins is evil because he isn't in poverty? And he made massive strides in the atheist community, also if you could source Dawkins being racist and sexist that'd be great cheers
If you could source me saying “he’s evil because he has money” that’d be sweet, toodle-loo.
What do you do when someone who has written/created something worthwhile, something you found profound, intelligent, likely genius, and thought provoking, turns out to be awful person?
Alan Ginsberg is credited as the voice of a generation, his poem ‘Howl’ is now a literature immortal, the starting line, ‘I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked…’ Powerful. But… Alan Ginsberg was an unapologetic pedophile, who likely raped young boys. He is the most famous member of NAMBLA.
Ender’s Game is an award winning children’s novel by Orson Scott Card. It is a book about Empathy, compassion, violence and morality. It’s considered one of the best science fiction books ever written. Orson Scott Card is a raging homophobe who thinks gay marriage is his ‘mortal enemy’. He also thinks we should do nothing about climate change.
There are artists… How do you reconcile the great works of art with the I defendable people who made them?
I don’t think it makes you a hypocrite or a bad person for enjoying a work of media WHILE acknowledging that its maker is a flawed, or even monstrous person. In fact, being able to say “I love this work of art, although I know the person who made it is [insert problematic characteristic here].” makes you FAR less hypocritical than someone who claims to be against sexism, racism, rape culture, homophobia, etc and then uncritically loves and idolizes a problematic person, especially if they defend the artist. A personal example is that I’ve never been a Woody Allen fan, but Blue Jasmine was an incredibly important film for me when it came out, namely because of Cate Blanchett’s portrayal of female mental illness. It was a powerful role to witness as someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety and I really related to the level of denial and concealment of the seriousness of her character’s issues. I can say I love that film for that reason, while prefacing that information with the fact that I will NEVER support Woody Allen or make excuses for his despicable actions. I will never call myself a fan of him. I love one of his movies and the performance of an actress in it, and that’s okay. It’s when we use the fact that we love a piece of media to DEFEND the horrific actions of its creator that we become hypocrites and are contributing to a culture that allows powerful people to do harm to others with impunity simply because of the art they create.
"I shouldn’t buy any more graphic tees, since I can’t wear them to work and I have to pay my rent soon"
*FEA shirt on The Yetee*
Ah, Bisexuality Day, when Freddie Mercury visits all the bisexuals who’ve been good the past year and gives them presents
Ha ha, I can’t believe you still think Freddie Mercury is real. Everybody knows it’s really your parents.
IT IS FREDDIE. I’VE SEEN HIM! HE COMES TO YOUR HOUSE AND LEAVES YOU OSCAR WILDE BOOKS AND MARLON BRANDO MOVIES.
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