Can you love the art and hate the artist?

Have you ever fallen in love with a work of art? A book, a painting, a song, a movie?

Have you experienced that disappointment when you find that the creator of the work is not what you expected? Maybe they don’t share your values, your views on life or politics. Maybe, they’ve committed crimes so heinous that you question everything you thought you knew about your favorite things.

How do you deal with this? Do you continue on admiring the art, despite your views of the artist? Do your opposing personal views now change the way you experience the thing you once loved?

Can you separate the art from the artist?

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