Is it possible to separate the art from the artist?
October 7, 2013 9:15 AM Subscribe
Please recommend me good writing (preferably academic but well written blog posts or whatever are good too) that explores the controversy around problematic creators and whether or not one should support their work. PLEASE DON'T try to answer the question itself, that would be chatfilter. (Though I welcome anyone's thoughts on this via memail.)
posted by Wretch729 to media & arts (10 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking about debates like "I liked Ender's Game but Orson Scott Card is a jerk so I feel guilty about supporting him by buying his book/a ticket to the film." How have people answered this question?
To keep this narrowly focused let me say I am NOT interested in whether one should consume problematic works in the first place if it is possible to do so without financially supporting their creators. (e.g. if I get Ender's Game out of a dumpster is that ok? If I read Mein Kampf is that ok because fascists don't make any money off it?)