People are throwing away JK Rowling’s books because she said something they don’t like about women being women and men being men.
If I had to throw away the books by every author whose opinions differ from mine in some way, I’d end up throwing away my whole library. Including the books I wrote myself because my opinions have evolved throughout my life.
It’s absolutely beyond me why people’s enjoyment of works of art hinges on their approval for their author. If Ilhan Omar – whom I find contemptible as a human being and a disgrace as a politician – wrote talented novels, I’d buy them all and write glowing reviews while still despising her character and politics.
It’s really narcissistic in a creepy way to think that an artist’s talent only exists for as long as she completely coincides with me in all of her beliefs.