When I’m listening to music, it might be shallow, but most the time I’m running off how that music makes me feel rather than thinking of the story behind its composition or lyrics. For that reason I find it easier to distinguish between the artist and the music. But even when the artist themselves has a huge presence over the music, I still find it hard not to still love their art. MJ for example - even with the allegations we all know (whether true or not), even knowing that, I just can’t help still loving the music.
I hate to even put it out there, but what happens if something were to ever come out about one of our biggest influences (if you get my drift)? Do we just all completely erase something that’s had a huge influence on us? Or do we still enjoy the music as part of the fabric of our existences and separate it from any wrongdoing of the artist?
I might be being a little selfish/disrespectful for this view but that’s how I feel - everyone is emotionally different though, so as long as you’re making your own decision rather than following any sort of mob mentality, I respect your views ✊🏻