I don't usually discuss religion or politics, especially on my blog. This really isn't about either of those, but I do want to ask a question ...
Does a celebrity or author's political opinions influence you?
I see so many celebrities shooting their mouths off about politics these days. I guess that's nothing new. I'm just older and more aware of what's going on, I suppose. I don't watch many movies or television, so that doesn't bother me too much. I don't look up to those people. I do, however, see more and more authors doing the same thing. Some are very popular. Some write books for children.
Does that sort of thing influence you as to whether you will buy or not buy a book? Or, is it easy for you to see past that? I realize a person's political opinions doesn't reflect their work. I know that. I have to be honest. It is hard for me when they say something nasty. It leaves a bad taste with me. I wish I simply didn't care and could let it slide. Is it easy for you? I wonder how much it hurts an author or celebrity -- if at all.
What do you think?