Do you still listen to music even if the artist was guilty/accused of something bad.

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  1. BlackWizzard17
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    It was brought to my attention today that one of my favorite pop artists Melanie Martinez was accused of raping her best friend.
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    I love her whole album, covers and original songs on YouTube and guilty or not this will affect her career and could possibly end it short.
    Same with the allegations of Michael Jackson, I still continue to listen their music and it's not something I can just throw away from my mind. So what about you peeps.
     
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    Well I still listen to Burzum (Varg Vikernes) even though he was convicted of, and admitted to killing Euronymous of Mayhem. I know that he's some white supremacist, I still listen to his music. I can separate the person from the artist, mainly if I'm not too personally attached to them in the first place. Chris Benoit killed his wife and son, and then himself, and while I was a wrestling fan, I can still watch and enjoy his matches. That one was more personally affecting, but I could still separate man from performer. Dave Mustaine gets the majority vote of being an asshole, but he's my top metal god, and while I admit he goes too far sometimes when it comes to his personal agenda mixed into the music (see Dystopia), I still worship the ground he walks on. On the Hollywood side, I love Kevin Spacey, and while I haven't seen a movie of his in a long time, one I so want to watch, Baby Driver, has him in it, and I'll definitely watch it and hopefully be able to separate the performer from the, well, monster.

    Tl:dr, my answer is yes.
     
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    Yeah that's what I tell people, separate the music from the person. I swear it's worse and worse for people knowing that all these famous people are just getting busted. I accept the truth if it's the truth and am proud of the people for finally saying something but it also hurts me knowing as a person who may have looked up to them.
     
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    I wouldn't care what the person did.
    People make everything worse then it is.
     
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    R Kelly peed on a girl and I still listen to his music.

    Kanye West likes Weeb Anime (Akira) and I still listen to his.
     
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    I know some people probably don't care but others will stop all together so as an attempt to never support the person again or just criticize you which has happened to me.

    Same, I listen to his music regularly and forget what he had done. There was a boondocks episode on him too, pretty funny and accurate.
     
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    I would listen to the artist if it was a child rapist.
    Would also listen to the artist if it was a psychopathic murderer.

    People are far to sensitive.
     
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    I think its less to do with sensitivity and more to do with morals.
    You do something bad then I won't support you.
    Of course the level of bad depends person to person.
    And how much you consider ok, till you stop supporting them if they go too far based on you own made up judgmental metric.
     
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    What the person you listen to a lot did something terrible in your eyes, would you stop listening all together or resort to pirating to stop supporting them?
     
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    I drown babies for fun, every 12th one I sacrifice to p1ngpong.
    Now what? ;')
     
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    I used to be called GAY because I openly listened to Michael Jackson after his SECOND child molestation accusation. But I don't get too involved in what others think. After my died everyone thought it was OK to listen to his work
     
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    Is it okay to appreciate the art hitler painted? Of course. Does it mean you support their other endeavors in any way? no. their art is only connected to the emotions of that singular moment. As long as my consumption doesn't contribute to some sort of evil asshole behaviour, I'm fine with appreciating a piece of art. I'd just avoid buying new music if it worries you and buy either second hand or other means.
     
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    Alone, listening to music
    IDGAF what they did, if I like their music, I'll listen to their music.
     
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    Me personally I usually don't care. Im mostly describing what goes on in other peoples minds.
    If I was one of those people that did care about this then I would stop listening all together. Not even pirating. I just want nothing to do with them.

    Me call the cops?
     
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    Rkellys TP2 is pretty bomb too
     
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    R Kelly isn't really the type of music I listen to
     
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    I think a lot of people still listen to Tupac even though he was convicted rapist and His music is a detriment to society

     
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    I separate the Art from the Artist.

    It may affect me slightly though if it's someone I'm not a fan of already. Like the band Lostprophets. I liked one of their songs, but never really listened to much more. After the conviction of the singer, I never really felt like checking their other stuff out.

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    His "Trapped in the closet" videos are AMAZING though. It's comedy gold!
     
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    Love his music, had no idea he was convicted maybe others didn't know as well.

    I usually listen to the first one as a song, the rest for laughter.
     
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    No interest in supporting infant rapists. Lostprophets... For me it depends..