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Can I morally buy an evil movie?

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One of my favorite people, Justin Timberlake, recently got mixed up with a movie ("In Time") that appears to have an anti-capitalist message. I like Timberlake because he normally beams with egoism and benevolence, not to mention talent. I trust that he doesn't mean any harm; unfortunately he just lacks awareness of philosophical issues and therefore doesn't know any better. Is it moral to buy the movie just to see him in it?

Edited by happiness, 25 April 2012 - 03:37 AM.


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Yes it is.

As an aside, I would reserve the term 'evil' to refer to persons and not inanimate objects. Movies can be good or bad.

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Movies are primary not a message , they are work of art and have mainly aesthetic value. For example the message of " Avatar" is far far away from the Objectivist philosophy but it is beautifully made and it is a pleasure to watch it-especially 3D version. I watched it 3 times. In contrast the movie " Atlas Shrugged" has all its messages right but it's awfully made and I will never watch it again.

Edited by Leonid, 29 April 2012 - 09:41 AM.



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