I think this merits discussion given everything emerging right now in light of Weinstein. It feels like a very selfish concern to have given the people who have suffered the actual crimes, but I think there’s a lot to mull over in how we should approach the art these people have been involved in creating.
I thought about this a fair bit in the context of the allegations against Michael Gira and have still not listened to Swans since. I felt particularly conflicted over the temporal aspect (i.e. is everything from before the allegation fair game?)
I think the situation is even more complicated with films/TV. Boycotting everything that, say, Weinstein was involved in is also to erasing the work that the actresses suffered in order to create. That feels like an injustice on top of the original crime.
I’m sure there are folks on here who are much better qualified to speak on the topic than me and I hope I’m approaching it in a sensitive and compassionate manner. Over to you…