Don’t hang off of my every word, this is a forum, which has brought up the pretty common yet still controversial “Seperate the art from the artist”
Like said earlier in the discussion, It’s 2017 so people do hold artists accountable for their actions. And that makes sense. Just that this is a top 50 best albums list so it should be about the music, not the artist?
It was pointed out that giving publicity to an artist who has done something wrong is incorrect, which is very true.
Then it was pointed out that finding out what an artist has done does affect the way they see the art, so clearly its something that varies from person to person.
Maybe read the thread first next time ^^
And if I’m ignorant, for not really caring what an artist does, just the art they make, oh well then.
But bear in mind though If you wish to maintain your ignorance free lifestyle and notion that an artist must be held in the same regard as their art, then its time you actually do that, not just join the trend of being outraged for a week and then go on with your life. Research every artist you listen to, just the other day I found out David Bowie had committed statutory rape and that “baby-groupies” is still a thing. So goodluck, also Pitchfork should not add David Bowie, 2-Pac etc etc to thier best ever lists either by these notions because they have also done horrible things, and as such giving them publicity is wrong.