Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
shadesong

Looks like this is the discussion topic of the day...

1. Can you enjoy an author's work if their values/politics offend you?
2. Can you tolerate an author's presence at a convention if their politics/values offend you?

Repeat variations ad infinitum.

Orson Scott Card's the obvious one here. But I have authors I'm not inclined to read because I've heard of or witnessed offensive behavior on their part. And there's one author in particular whose blog I wish I'd never discovered; I was (am?) a big fan of his fiction, but his blog veered into raving right-wing loony territory. I have books he's released since then, but they're lurking down by the bottom of the to-read pile, because I do not know if I can enjoy them now.

Thoughts?

EDIT: And this is not meant as a right-wing/left-wing thing so much as it's about how the authors in question treat other people.

ALSO EDIT: And OMG Dave Sim. How did we forget to talk about him in the Misogyny in Comics panel at Arisia?
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