Originally Posted by jacksonplayer
If a musician I happen to like the music of happens to be a complete piece of shit (Hi Varg!), I will sail the high seas for their music, because fuck giving money to racists... now, the whole philosophical aspect of actually listening to someones music that you fundamentally disagree with on a personal level is completely different thread. Personally I subscribe to the "if I like it, I'll listen to it" kinda attitude, regardless of the genre or artist, but if I find that I disagree with them enough on a personal level I wont pay for their musical output.
Still though, I wont go into Testament threads and tell everyone how boring they are and post a bunch of shit black metal bands that nobody who likes Testament gives a shit about whilst telling people how shit Testament are. OK, I know Phil Anselmo is a piece of shit... we get it... he's an idiot, he's a fucking racist piece of shit. Fuck me he decided to Sieg Heil in public, I think he might just flat out be an idiot, but he's at least publicly apologised for it, as far as I'm aware. If so, great! I'd rather reform people than endlessly punish people for things they've come to regret due to ignorance or what have you.
Ultimately, if you like the music of someone who you think is a cunt... just don't pay for it...