Knowing what we do about Morrisseys politics, which appears to be towards the nationalistic and with regards to animal rights, certainly quite militant, and being myself to the left, I would expect to find my enthuiasm for his music to wane. But this does not appear to have occured. I seem to have separated the man and his music.
But this is not always the case.
To take an obvious example, Wagner and Richard Strauss are still disliked by many due to their percieved or actual anti-semitism.
We are used to artists on the whole having liberal politics. Should we care? Would we still love Moz if he was an out and out nazi (as a previous thread has suggested)? For myself, I guess this would tip the balance. But how can a piece of information like that that stop you liking a piece of music?
And why stop at politics, surley personal morality is as important. Frank Sinatra was involved with gangsters (unlike Moz who only sings about them) but this doesn't effect his stature.
I'm not sure where this is going but hopefully you lot will contribute some pertinent thoughts.