11 min

Musicians and Morality Chapel Phil

    • Philosophy

When musicians act immorally, should we still listen to their music? 

In this episode, Elise discusses 1. the extent to which listening is an endorsement of an artist's actions, 2. whether we can separate art from an artist, and 3. how celebrity complicates the circumstances of public judgment. 

Highlight quote: 

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault. 

Citations: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/sexual-harassment-art-hollywood.html 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/timeline-of-chris-browns-history-of-violence-towards-women-103402/ 

https://www.insider.com/demi-lovato-finsta-pictures-anti-selena-gomez-accusations-2020-4

*we did not include links to Boogie Allen's cat or Beyonce's mattress pricing* 

As always, opinions expressed on Chapel Phil in no way represent the stance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the UNC Philosophy Department, the Parr Center for Ethics, or Chapel Phil as a whole. 

When musicians act immorally, should we still listen to their music? 

In this episode, Elise discusses 1. the extent to which listening is an endorsement of an artist's actions, 2. whether we can separate art from an artist, and 3. how celebrity complicates the circumstances of public judgment. 

Highlight quote: 

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault. 

Citations: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/sexual-harassment-art-hollywood.html 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/timeline-of-chris-browns-history-of-violence-towards-women-103402/ 

https://www.insider.com/demi-lovato-finsta-pictures-anti-selena-gomez-accusations-2020-4

*we did not include links to Boogie Allen's cat or Beyonce's mattress pricing* 

As always, opinions expressed on Chapel Phil in no way represent the stance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the UNC Philosophy Department, the Parr Center for Ethics, or Chapel Phil as a whole. 

11 min

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