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  • Modern culture fans are less tolerant of suspect creators
  • Modern culture fans are less tolerant of suspect creators
    Kevin Grieve (2018) ©
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Can you separate art from the artist?

The issue of ethics in entertainment has never been more widespread. And with consumers becoming less tolerant of suspect creators, Canvas8 spoke to Dr Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, to find out what brands can learn from this shift in behaviour.

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In May 2018, music streaming giant Spotify announced it was removing all R Kelly songs from its own-branded, curated playlists. It was a move sparked by the continuing sexual-assault allegations levelled at the R&B superstar, as well as accusations of paedophilia, creating child pornography and running a sex cult. [1]

Of course, R Kelly isn’t the only artist in the public eye to cross ethical boundaries. Even before the #MeToo movement – triggered in late 2017 by sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (and a whole host of men in positions of power ...



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