How often does the personal life of an artist/entertainer influence your judgement of the artist's work?

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How often does the personal life of an artist/entertainer influence your judgement of the artist's work?

mmike1900 mmike1900
Do you still enjoy Elia Kazan's movies, even after learning about his testimony? Since Michael C. Hall beat cancer, do his performances look better? Are Roman Polanski's movies worth watching, despite his controversy? Does Orson Scott Card's opinion on gay marriage stop you from picking up his books? Now that Angelina Jolie does a lot of humanitarian work, do you appreciate her movies more?
How often does the personal life of an artist/entertainer influence your judgement of the artist's work?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Always
Usually
1  (3%)
Sometimes
18  (60%)
Rarely
4  (13%)
Never
7  (23%)
Total votes: 30
Poll is closed
09/28/2011
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Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
If someone does or says something hurtful to people, I'm just not interested as much anymore. I can't help but think of those things when interacting with their work.
09/28/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Never. The point of movies and tv is that it isnt the person in real life. I recently watched the beaver with mel gibson in it. It was really really good, and i know a lot of peoples feelings for him got in the way of them seeing it.
09/29/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
On occasion. I refuse to watch any Polanski films, and a few musicians I tend to avoid because of the baggage - that, and I just don't think they're good. Like Whitney Houston. Fair play to her for kicking her habits, but it's damaged her voice somewhat. I remember hearing her return performance of I Will Always Love You. It was not as good as it used to be. But, as for Jolie, I just don't care. Don't get me wrong, she's doing some fine philanthropic work, but that doesn't mean I appreciate her performance any more.
09/29/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
If it's something negative it tends to influence me more than something positive. I don't want to contribute to the wallet of someone who's views I disagree with strongly.
09/29/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Never does for me.
09/30/2011
hjtee hjtee
Rarely. I base it solely on the person's work. Example, I don't like Jennifer Lopez, so I won't watch anything with her in it.
10/03/2011
TheCleansing TheCleansing
Incredibly odd question, but very deep.

Gotta say I'm not really sure. Sometimes. I guess I see the work differently but I don't think it usually hampers my enjoyment of work.

Have to say when I listen to music (Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem, Childish Gambino) I enjoy it more when I know more about the artist.
10/08/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by Vegan Silk
If someone does or says something hurtful to people, I'm just not interested as much anymore. I can't help but think of those things when interacting with their work.
Yea, those kinds of things sometimes distract me, too.
10/10/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Never. The point of movies and tv is that it isnt the person in real life. I recently watched the beaver with mel gibson in it. It was really really good, and i know a lot of peoples feelings for him got in the way of them seeing it.
I try to think that way, too when I watch a movie or show. Mel Gibson is talented, it would be nice if some people would stop holding a grudge against him and just watch some of his new movies.
10/10/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by Errant Venture
On occasion. I refuse to watch any Polanski films, and a few musicians I tend to avoid because of the baggage - that, and I just don't think they're good. Like Whitney Houston. Fair play to her for kicking her habits, but it's damaged her ...
I usually hate to see someone ruin their talents with drugs or alcohol.
10/10/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by GenderSexplorations
If it's something negative it tends to influence me more than something positive. I don't want to contribute to the wallet of someone who's views I disagree with strongly.
That's how I feel about Orson Scott Card. I enjoy Ender's Game, but now that I know about his strong denouncement of gay marriage, I can't read his other books.
10/10/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
Quote:
Originally posted by TheCleansing
Incredibly odd question, but very deep.

Gotta say I'm not really sure. Sometimes. I guess I see the work differently but I don't think it usually hampers my enjoyment of work.

Have to say when I listen to music (Aphex Twin, LCD ...
I feel that way as well. Sometimes after I know a little background of the artist I can understand more about their motives or themes.
10/10/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I don't know most of those people you listed but.. oddly enough, I am slightly less of an Angelina Jolie fan after she stole Brad from Jennifer. I just can't help but think of her as a homewrecker. By "slightly less," though, it's really not a big deal. I'll still watch and enjoy her movies.
10/26/2011
Total posts: 14
Unique posters: 9