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Has an "artists" political views ever caused you to boycott them?

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To the original question, no, personal opinions or beliefs have not effected my view on an artist. Of course, being liberal minded, I don't have to worry about it 99% of the time.

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he was a bigot and a stain on the history of the nfl.

He actually was a Christian who in a not so loving way had the stones to tell the world the truth.

Also why is it always said that homophobia runs rampant amongst Christians, i'm not at all a fearer of gays, I do not have nightmares of gays breeding in my rickety old barn and destroying my town, and then me and John Goodman have to go kill the queen.

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He actually was a Christian who in a not so loving way had the stones to tell the world his version of the truth.

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There are a few that I will not watch...And mostly it has to do with the point Delhommey made about their work becoming boring and unwatchable. But, mostly, I enjoy watching them make asses of themselves because they are such followers. They toe the line because HOLLYWOOD is their workplace and they have no real concept of the issues they trump.

My biggest problem is that they won't appear anywhere and defend their positions. Dennis Miller (conservative) has no problem defending and debating his. They also seem to verbally attack those who differ in opinion (mean-spirited and vitriolic) from them, and it makes them look like complete hypocrits.

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There are a few that I will not watch...And mostly it has to do with the point Delhommey made about their work becoming boring and unwatchable. But, mostly, I enjoy watching them make asses of themselves because they are such followers. They toe the line because HOLLYWOOD is their workplace and they have no real concept of the issues they trump.

My biggest problem is that they won't appear anywhere and defend their positions. Dennis Miller (conservative) has no problem defending and debating his. They also seem to verbally attack those who differ in opinion (mean-spirited and vitriolic) from them, and it makes them look like complete hypocrits.

They ARE complete hypocrites. Bitching about corporate businessmen using private jets, then getting on one themselves as they go to some island in the Caribbean for vacation.

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Delhommey touched on this a couple of pages ago when he said as an artist becomes more vocal in their political views, the quality of their work decreases. That's the part I care about. The quality of the work. The ones that truly bug me are the ones that allow their political views and their personal moral code creep into their work. Stephen King is a good example for me. As he got older, more political and more religious (and more publicly expresive of same), the quality of his work suffered. The man is a great teller of horrific tales, but when he allowed (in his case he had to develop them first) his views to seep into his writing, the quality went down the toilet IMO. In the case of a writer it's next to impossible to separate the two worlds (write about what you know), and I don't begrudge him growing into a better human being. I don't buy any of his new stuff though. It's a shadow of what it was.

Another example. I'm pro gun. James Garner isn't. James Garner starred in a bunch of films waving a gun around, etc etc. His anti-gun political views never crept into his work as an actor. That I respect, even if I hold a different opinion than him on the issue.

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So liberal's verbally attack and conservatives defend and debate..........

hahahahahahhahaahhahahaahahahah

only a closed minded person can't see that you've got attackers on both side as well as defenders and debaters on both sides.

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Delhommey touched on this a couple of pages ago when he said as an artist becomes more vocal in their political views, the quality of their work decreases. That's the part I care about. The quality of the work. The ones that truly bug me are the ones that allow their political views and their personal moral code creep into their work. Stephen King is a good example for me. As he got older, more political and more religious (and more publicly expresive of same), the quality of his work suffered. The man is a great teller of horrific tales, but when he allowed (in his case he had to develop them first) his views to seep into his writing, the quality went down the toilet IMO. In the case of a writer it's next to impossible to separate the two worlds (write about what you know), and I don't begrudge him growing into a better human being. I don't buy any of his new stuff though. It's a shadow of what it was.

Another example. I'm pro gun. James Garner isn't. James Garner starred in a bunch of films waving a gun around, etc etc. His anti-gun political views never crept into his work as an actor. That I respect, even if I hold a different opinion than him on the issue.[/QUO

Good example...That's kinda my take on it, too...I really don't care what they believe as long as it doesn't become a major talking point for them in everything they do.

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It is a good point that quality of work often goes down as they become politicized.

Also true that people, even those who agree with them, often get turned off.

There's a fairly large population to the "just shut up and sing/dance/act/whatever" crowd.

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