I have recently been having conversations about how – and why – we should separate the art from the artist. My boyfriend likes a certain Australian band and I had to tell him I don’t listen to them anymore because the frontman was found to have harassed/abused his ex-girlfriend.
My boyfriend mentioned this to his friend who insisted it shouldn’t stop us from listening to the music if we like the art. But I find myself unable to do that in certain circumstances. I’m extremely uncomfortable listening to their music, or, for example, watching Woody Allen films. Why […]