I have a question that has been on my mind a while. And certainly, its not to incite harsh feelings about any specific situation or incident. But I have found myself enjoying this hobby (home theater) less and less over the past couple of years. I still love the technical aspect of it, but the software has become a "problem" for me. Just a couple of years ago, I knew nothing of an actors life - Or a directors, or a songwriter or musician. Over the past several years, their lives and their beliefs have been almost forced on me through various media outlets. Its just not something you can escape unless you live in a hole and have no friends. I personally dont care about their life or their views on life. They do their job, I pay them for that job. It was a simple arrangement. Lately though, that is just not the case. I no longer watch a movie and see the character they are portraying. I start thinking about the last rediculous (to me) statement they made on religion or politics. For example. The whole Polanski thing. Some of the comments made from directors or actors in support of this guy were appaling to me. Now this is where I dont really want to get into a big thing about the rights and wrongs of Polanski - Suffice it to say I just cannot bring myself to support another movie of his. Prior to this I will admit I was blissfully unaware of the situation. But now I even find myself not wanting to spend money on movies of those in support of him. So the point of this thread is what to do? Does anyone else think at all this way? Am I being a tad overdramatic? Celebrities of all kinds sometimes hold tremendous influence today in media. They have a large audience and quite a bit of capital. I wouldn't willingly give money to a local cause that was obivously in conflict with my own beliefs - Who would? So I find myself not wanting to give money to an actor (as an example) that was going to then use it to spew out their hate or promote some cause I dont agree with. I know people support their favorite actor in many ways - Seeing every movie they are in etc. I know people who support actors simply because of their views on life or a cause. So what about the opposite of that? So what do you all think? Thoughts at all?