Have you stopped watching a TV show, or listening to a musician due to their political beliefs? Probably. Have you continued to listen/watch/follow an artist in spite of their expressed political beliefs?
I'm sorry to have to lose, due to their politics, the acting brilliance of Kevin Sorbo, Chuck Norris, and Scott Baio, the comedic genius of Victoria Jackson and Dennis Miller, and the musical gifts of Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr. A sacrifice indeed.
Yes, I was dobro player in a bluegrass band for a time, the politics of the people at those festivals and most of the musicians sickens me... I can’t listen the same as I did when politics wasn’t discussed or at least not as brutal. My roots in music was blues and I’m back to that... I have zero tollorance for bigotry and frankly all things GOP and trump... Disrespect woman, destroy the planet, support an agenda that strips decency away from America stifling freedom all while waving the flag I love and twisting it into a symbol of hate.. These people don’t understand what it means to be free… Ultimately if your freedom isn’t for everyone it isn’t for anyone, except possibly the very very super rich.. these people can’t even see that they’re fighting against their own best interests. Damn straight I’m going to paddle faster when I hear a banjo! No artist or political figure will get a dime of my money if even the slightest whiff of GOP stench or Trump support permeates the air. The politics of the artists I support is important to me.
I can’t say that an artist’s point of view has ever made me like their art, but there are definitely a number of sexist/racist/misogynistic/homophobic/just plain a-hole artists whose work I go out of my way to avoid. I refuse to help them profit from being hateful.
I can't even listen to Ted Nugent anymore. Or Alice Cooper.
I used to like some of their music. I've lost the enjoyment of it because
it's too tied to who I know they are now.
Same with people like Jon Voight and Tim Allen. I can't enjoy their work anymore
because I know how they really feel.
What anyone else does is their business. I just know what I can tolerate, and
what I won't.
I also don't feel the least little bit bad about it either.
They sure as hell don't.
I liked the band Creed when they first came out.
To be honest, i rarely listen to lyrics, It's all about the music.
but after a while I did end up listening to them. it just wasn't religious, it was down right preachy. I don't listen to them anymore.
For the most part, I've found that the modern vocal right wing ie Kevin Sorbo, Tim Allen, Ted Nugent really don't have much talent.
On he other hand, I know Picasso was a complete ass but find his talent undeniable.
That would stand with a long list of those with artistic gifts who are crappy human beings.
Nope. Tom Cruise (Mapother) is nuttier than a fruitcake, yet I still enjoy many of his movies. The only time a celebrity's religion or politics affect my willingness to watch them is when they are "newscasters", or are being interviewed. Why should I care what the court jester's views are? He or she is there solely for my entertainment.
I don't care about the political views of an actor anymore than I do of my bus driver or taxi cab driver or the person that delivers my pizza. Did I get there safely - was my pizza hot? That's all I care about.In terms of actors - was I entertained? I don't give two sh@ts about their personal life or political views.
I'm not that "up" on the political or religious leanings of celebrities (and I probably should be), but since I belong to numerous Atheist FB groups, I hear some things. And Chris Pratt, who I love as Peter Qwill on GOTG, is a total religious nutball. Proselytizing to youth while accepting an award at the Golden Globes or something (I may have the award show wrong). My opinion of him is diminished.
I won't watch fox news I don't even like to read any of their articles in print. I have never watched Colbert or any of the others(can't even think of their names, lol) on a regular basis. Jimmy Kimmel's street polls make me laugh or sad depending on how stupid some people are. I don't watch Tom Cruz or Mel Gibson movies simply because I don't like their actions or words that have come out of them.
Watched the original Rosanne Show. Before her new show started. It got out about her Trump support. Never watched any of the new Rosanne. Her shtick originally was funny. Trump support? Not funny. It's ignorant. I get why some folks voted for Trump, but he was lying to them. Not funny.