This thread was inspired by another thread (in Uke Talk) about whether people were happy to buy from suppliers and manufacturers who held values and beliefs that did not match their own.
So, the question is - are you happy to listen to music made by artists who have expressed opinions you strongly disagree with, or who openly support causes you are opposed to, or who hold beliefs you find objectionable?
And to expand a bit - what about songs with questionable lyrical content? Both in terms of language use and/or some apparent 'underlying message'.
Me - All my music is digital now, kept in the form of mp3 files in a folder on my laptop. I occasionally have a bit of a clearout of this folder and sometimes wonder if a song should be deleted, not because I don't like it, but because it is 'problematic' in other ways. An example would be the song Bangkok by ex-Big Star frontman Alex Chilton. It includes the lyric "Two slanty-eyed men, lying in bed" and every time it played I would find myself inwardly cringing and eventually it just had to go. On the other hand a couple of Cream tracks continue to survive the culling process (and a Blind Faith one) despite an awareness that Eric Clapton has openly made racist comments that I personally find deeply objectionable.
What about you?