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What do we do with the work left behind by artists named as #MeToo offenders?

Harvey Weinstein

What are fans to do after their favorite celebrities’ tarnished pasts are brought to light?

Last week, Morgan Freeman was accused by eight people of unwanted touching and other inappropriate behavior. The allegations, which Freeman has denied, put the Oscar-winning actor among a notable group of entertainers.

These include comedian Bill Cosby—who was last month found guilty of sexual assault—actor Kevin Spacey, and producer Harvey Weinstein, who was charged last week with rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct.

Since April 2017, more than 200 powerful people, among them some of our most celebrated performers, have been accused of sexual misconduct.

Can we separate our appreciation of the art from our condemnation of an artist’s violent abuses of his power while he was making it, or should we include this new knowledge in our assessment of the work?

 

Read the full story at News at Northeastern. 

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