Bri, Mr Nobody is my favorite movie but now I feel weird watching it because J*red Let* is such a sack of shit now. (Well he always was, but I didn't know before) and now I want to watch, but callout culture is ruining me finding joy in it. What do?
Call out culture is both a good thing and an exhausting thing, but here’s my stance on it, using Johnny Depp as an example. He was my favourite actor growing up, the PotC series and Finding Neverland are some of my favourite films of all time. Do I like Johnny Depp as a person anymore? No. Do I still like those films? Yes. He’s a gross human being but that doesn’t mean that the films stop being good films, and what am I going to do, burn all my copies of his filmography? What would be the point, the money has already gone to him, he’s already profited, it’s not going to affect him, it’s just going to deprive me of films I love. Same thing with Marlon Brando who I can’t think about without wanting to punch things any more. The Godfather doesn’t stop being a damn good franchise just bc i found out he was a gross human being.
Basically, as long as you’re not excusing people being shitty people, i don’t see why you shouldn’t still enjoy content that you liked before you knew what they were like.