I just saw a few comments regarding the recent Michael Jackson documentary. Now I haven’t seen it, but it makes me think of the question that this scenario always begs to ask:
How do you handle the art/product of an artist/creator who has done something abhorrent and unacceptable to society?
Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Woody Allen, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, R.Kelly…
These are all people who have created great works. Where do their created works stand, now that their horrific personal lives have come to light? Do we ignore them, discredit them? Or is it important to separate the art from the artist?
For me, you have to separate the art from the artist. MJ could have raped a million more kids, his music, unfortunately, is still good.