It doesn’t take any of my energy to look at art that I find interesting or not from assholes I find dispecable. If anything, it fuels my brain and teach me to unravel a lot of things I find upsetting in our modern society, and what kind of things I want to avoid, and why, sometimes I even find myself realizing that, if I hadn’t watch or listened to certain things, I might have made mistakes I know I won’t make now. I’ll add to that, that to me, a huge quantity of art made these days is made by human beings I find very unlikable, so I’m confronted to that kind of art anyway.
I made it very very clear to myself AND to others where I stand on the important issues of the day, it has absolutely nothing to do with my previous statement. What I was saying though, is that we shouldn’t judge art only by how it confront one issue in particular, even if it’s the issue we’re very close to personally, but moreso, how it challenges society and life as a whole. What I call a fashion tool, is how some people prioritize pieces of art that have absolutely 0 content in them, just because they fit the moral prerequisite of moment, even though they have absolutely nothing to say about it when you look at it closer. It’s just so easy, and it’s now everywhere, that’s how Netflix produce half their shows, and it’s not a good thing at all.
To finish, I pay attention and energy to the point I dedicated my life to make those I consider disregarded productive members of society feel more included and supported, so I completely agree that’s the end game, that’s just not the entire journey.