I noticed someone in the “Eurorack Synthesizers” Facebook group was asking (in response to Synthrotek rape jokes, presumably) if a fan should separate the work from the person. I was about to respond when I noticed the moderators had disabled commenting on the post. I made a new post asking why they did this and the reply was that the forum was “not political”. Seriously? The sooner we realize that everything is political, the better off we will all be.
Anyway, since lines IS a safe place for discussion of the intersection of electronic music and politics, I’ll add my comment here. Seinfeld was on Colbert the other night, and the topic of Bill Cosby came up. Seinfeld asked there,
“Should the [work] stand on its own separate of the criminality?”
And Colbert was able to convince him (quite gently) that no, you can’t separate them. Worth a watch if you are curious.