Most art is a product you can buy just like any other consumer product on the market. Just like I don't support companies that act or do things I don't condone of or find morally ambiguous, I'm not gonna support an artist that acts in such a manner neither. I would think that was just common sense, but I guess not..
I couldn't think of a different way to phrase the question, but I'm not attempting to make a distinction between consumer products and art. I suppose what I meant by the question is "Would you spend money on something you liked, even if you knew that money was going towards someone/something you don't like." I don't really think it's a matter of common sense.
I thought you phrased the question just fine. My answer is exactly the same, and in my world, it's most definitely a matter of common sense. Would I give my money to someone or something that find morally repugnant? No, I would not.
Let's not say it's morally repugnant then, we'll put it in less extreme terms. If you found out Jeff donated money to a political candidate you didn't like, would you cancel your membership and stop supporting GB? If it's common sense not to give your money to things you disagree with, then surely you would?
Since I believe in both freedom of speech and the democratic process, I don't give a fat shit who Jeff supports politically, and it wouldn't have an impact on me giving money to GB (which is not synonymous with Jeff Gerstman btw). I see what you're saying, though, but I think we just wen't from one extreme to another. If I lived my life under the assumption that every dollar I spend would only be divided among morally like minded people, I would be delusional.
Yeah, I suppose it really is just a matter of degrees. Personally I wouldn't support Hitler's rap career, but I don't have any problem going to Chick Fil A, despite thinking "pray the gay away camps" are super gross.