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That Awkward Moment where . . .

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There's a character you like in a show you love.

And then you find out that the actor who portrays that character is a horrible sexist/racist/homophobic/etc douchebag.

And then there's a sinking feeling in your stomach and some of the joy you had while watching that show just dies.

c.f. awesome books written by authors who are terrible human beings. (I'm looking at you Orson Scott Card)

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bob_fish
Apr. 5th, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)
If I really love the actor, I sometimes try to stop before I find out too much. ;_; Jimmy Stewart, for instance, was kind of an A+ dick. With authors it's more distressing because the nastiness often finds its way into their writing, even in subtle ways, and then you can't unsee it although had you not known you might have interpreted things in a more cheerful way. Cf. why I can't read Cerebus the Aardvark.

You could think of it being balanced by the times you get to find out actors and performers and writers were/are actually really amazing people IRL: Christopher Lee, Josephine Baker, the manga pioneer Shigeru Mizuki.
cornerofmadness
Apr. 5th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yes I know that feeling sadly
dragonimp
Apr. 5th, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
With actors I can sometimes overlook it ... sometimes. With authors.. a higher percentage of the money I spend on a book goes to the author (as opposed to a specific actor in a movie or show) and there are some authors I just don't want my money going to.
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